MUSANZE-Students at Sonrise High School under ‘We are One’ Club contributed funds meant to offset transport fare for poor students at the close of the school term.
The money raised from fundraising from students, and teachers will cater for 64 orphaned students, including those from poor families, and genocide survivors.
The idea was conceived after it was realised, that poor students among their lot walk miles while others get stranded at school at the end of the term.
The club has raised over Rwf200,000 this term towards the scheme.
According to the club president, Pacific Ndahiriwe, a S. 5 student, the club started with the aim of helping orphans who can not afford the basic needs, and has 34 committee members.
‘’Our objective is to be mindful of our less unfortunate colleagues. We are trying to assist them with theaim of creating a united generation,’’ said Ndahiriwe.
Colleti Niyonsenga, a Senior Two orphaned student, from Gisenyi, testified that her grand father could not afford her transport costs.
‘’I appreciate the initiative of my fellow students. It used to be very hard for me to get back home, and even when the term began I would take weeks to get money to bring me back,’’ Nisyonsenga said.
”We believe that the youth have a great role to play and that our club is interested in fostering unity and reconciliation by trying to reach the people who were affected by our sad past.”
Ndahiriwe added their grand plan was to replicate the practise to other schools in Rwanda. “We have many students who cannot afford transport back home.’’
Sonrise High School, was started by Bishop John Rucyahana, to give education to children from poor families, orphaned and genocide survivors,