Education and community: paths toward a promising future
REAP combines education with community-based capacity building that strengthens and empowers people to overcome post-genocide and post-colonialism conditions.
Since 2009, Rwanda Education Assistance Project, Inc. (REAP), a U.S.- based nonprofit — that is fully operated by Rwandan professionals on the ground in Rwanda — has been working with rural public schools, the community, and the local government in Musha Sector of the Rwamagana District in Rwanda. Its primary purpose is to establish a unique educational model that enriches learning and bridges the gap between school and community.
REAP strives to address obstacles impeding Rwandan families’ ability to overcome socio-economic burdens that not only limit children’s educational opportunities, but also lead to a debilitating cycle of poverty that keeps generations of Rwandans disenfranchised and educationally disempowered, and thus unable to enhance their well-being.
The Rwandan Ministry of Local Government cited the Community Learning Center and Library as one of the major 2017-2018 community-oriented projects in Rwamagana District of the Eastern Province.