BABSON COMMUNITY ASSISTS RWANDA’S BYIMANA SCHOOL OF SCIENCES REBUILDING EFFORT FOLLOWING DORMITORY FIRE
On April 23rd, a fire broke out at the Byimana School of Sciences dormitory in Rwanda, affecting 300 students, who lost all their belongings. With nowhere to live at the School, students were sent home for two weeks, greatly affecting the students -- especially those preparing for national exams.
Several students returned to school early to assist with the distribution of mattress. Afterward, Brother Alphonse, the current Byimana headmaster, led a ceremony of thanksgiving at the school. One student, representing his peers, expressed his gratitude by sharing a wonderful hand-written note directed to all who donated and helped make the delivery possible. The note concludes: “We thank you for your generosity in the name of all students of Byimana School of Sciences. May God be with you in all your activities.”
“Thank you to everyone who contributed to making the delivery happen and assisting with the fundraiser,” said Haya Alzaid ’12 and Rayshawn Whitford ‘12, the Babson-Rwanda Entrepreneurship Center’s Country Directors.
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