Pharo Foundation inaugurated its maiden school in Kigali on Friday, September 29, following its opening earlier September. Pharo School Kigali joins the ranks of educational institutions operated by the foundation across Ethiopia, Somaliland, Kenya, and now Rwanda, covering a wide spectrum from pre-primary to post-secondary levels. Pharo Foundation, a UK-based organisation that runs a chain of schools in Kenya, Somaliland and Ethiopia, has opened its first school in #Rwanda.https://t.co/MFnLR3zNz4 pic.twitter.com/VcYelBptl3 — The New Times (Rwanda) (@NewTimesRwanda) September 29, 2023 Situated in Kimihurura, opposite the old Cadillac, the Pharo School Kigali campus boasts a range of educational facilities including classrooms, playgrounds, libraries, and computer labs, reinforcing the Foundation's commitment to holistic education. Already, more than 80 students have been enrolled, with ongoing admissions for Pre-nursery through Primary 3 classes, catering to children aged 1.5 to 8 years. During the school's official launch event, students showcased their cultural dance performances, demonstrating what they have learned in this short span. ALSO READ: Kagame roots for education for all, sustainability In her remarks Gulden Kazandag, the CEO of Pharo Foundation, expressed, At the foundation, we are deeply committed to making a meaningful impact and driving transformational change in the regions where we operate. Our primary emphasis is on long-term development initiatives, prioritizing them over short-term humanitarian relief efforts.” “We are dedicated to achieving excellence through collaborative teamwork and comprehensive, integrated programs. The establishment of this school in Kigali represents a step towards enhancing access to quality and affordable education. We are grateful for the support of the Rwandan government in turning this dream into a reality,” she said. Peris Kagabo, the principal of Pharo School Kigali, said: Since 2011, Pharo Foundation has garnered extensive expertise in the education sector within the Horn of Africa. This flagship school in Kigali welcomed its first students on September 4 and has swiftly initiated a robust curriculum of activities. While we remain aligned with the national curriculum, we draw inspiration from international school methods, practices, and technologies. Our curriculum and teaching methods are strongly influenced by the Cambridge and IB curricula. Mathieu Cornillon, Country Director of Pharo Foundation Rwanda, emphasized, Pharo School Kigali is committed to nurturing children and young individuals with the essential skills needed to drive both local and global economic and social progress. Our mission is to offer a high-quality learning experience that is both locally relevant and globally competitive.” “We aim to empower our students to become lifelong learners and productive global citizens. Currently, we're proud to have over 17,000 students accessing quality education from K-12 in Pharo Schools and Pharo-supported public schools. We believe that this new school will play a pivotal role in expanding these numbers even further,” Cornillon said. About Pharo Foundation Pharo Foundation is a non-profit organization with a clear mission and a commitment to making Africa self-sufficient, prosperous, and dynamic. Their operations span across Somaliland, Ethiopia, Kenya, and Rwanda, focusing on several critical objectives. These include providing quality education to empower the next generation, ensuring access to safe and affordable water, and removing barriers to employment and productivity in essential sectors like healthcare and agriculture. By employing this comprehensive approach, the Foundation aims to empower communities, foster development, and establish lasting positive changes throughout the continent. For further information or inquiries about applications, please visit www.pharofoundation.org, contact them via email at firstname.lastname@example.org, or reach out via phone at +250798687020/ +250785445490.