Through straightforward, engaging, and accessible literacy programs, the nonprofit Kigali Reading Center offers children in Kigali, Rwanda, the opportunity to increase their English skills and embrace the challenges of an ever-changing world.
In Rwanda, COVID-19 resulted in lockdowns, social distancing, and curfews. To stop the spread of the virus, many businesses and activities shut down, including Kigali Reading Center. Thanks to a strong vaccine campaign and the Kigali residents’ willingness to get the jab, KRC came roaring back to action, with reading
Despite the Covid-19 crisis, our Nyamata Reading Centre continued to experience growth. In October, we moved operations to a bigger and safe place across the street from the previous center. “I am so happy because I can get books from our reading room.” Before we moved, we held the reading
Much to everyone’s delight and relief, the KRC has been authorized toreopen! The first children to return were so happy to be back theyconvinced us to stay open during the holidays this year for some extrareading days. Happily obliging, a dozen children were able to enjoy anafternoon of storytelling
A big thank you to Chris Sparks for visiting the Kigali Reading Center and sharing his impressions with us: “The Kigali Reading Center” is located in one of the few remaining downtrodden neighborhoods in Kigali, perched atop, like seemingly everything else is, a steep Kigali hill. The small three room