Thursday, June 11, 2009

Books for Children of Rwanda

I am proud of my sister-in-law, Lelia. She went to Rwanda with Come and See Africa a few years ago, she saw the needs for books for schools. Lelia loves to read, and she wanted to share joys of reading books with kids in Rwanda. Her dream was to put books in the hands of kids in Rwanda where most kids never have an opportunity to hold a story book in their hand. Lelia collected thousands of children's books, many of these were bought from Ebay, then last summer she packaged them and shipped these books to Rwanda. All these works were done by herself with her own resources.

Those books arrived in Rwanda a few months ago, and now they are being distributed to schools. As Rwanda is changing from French speaking to English speaking, these books are going to be more valuable to schools.

We can dream, but the dream can be realized when we take an action. I know, Lelia opened doors to so many students in Rwanda with her heroic effort.

Please read about this activity in the NEWTIMES of Rwanda.