The objective of this campaign is to collect and redistribute educational tools for orphans of the 1994 Rwandan Genocide who live in the ‘One Dollar’ Campaign Building in Kigali, Rwanda. The campaign seeks to enhance the youths’ educational journey with the donation of books, sports equipment and musical instruments.
Close to two hundred orphans of the Rwandan Genocide live in the hostel ‘One Dollar’ Campaign Complex that was built by the ‘One Dollar Campaign’ run by the Rwandan diaspora Community in 2009.
The Coordinator of the Complex, Fidele Bugingo explains:
“Many of the orphans at the hostel are now students studying at High School and University meaning they need a wide range of books and dictionaries”.
Bugingo adds that:
“Sports and art are very important for their healing, hope and story telling”
To this end, Hyppolite Ntigurirwa through University of Bristol Students’ Union (UBU) in the UK, is collecting any donations of books, sports equipment and musical instruments to help these orphans in their education and emotional healing. This would be the beginning of the library and art projects at the One Dollar Campaign Complex. The fundraising also includes transportation and delivery fees of the donations to Rwanda.
Donations of books will enhance the education of the young adults and expose them to new thoughts and ideas. Musical instruments can improve wellbeing and allow the orphans who have gone through so much, to have some fun. In donating you would be drastically changing the lives of these young adults and giving them hope for a better future.