Aid for Education was co-founded in 2010 by a teacher named Sarah Kakooza and her husband, Douglas. The main strand of their charity work is helping to ensure the children of Rwanda have access to education so they can achieve their potential and have hope for the future.
In 2017 Aid for Education began building Tubarere Nursery and Primary School in the Eastern Province of Rwanda. The school provides education to 268 pupils, from nursery children from age 3 up to primary five, and employs 11 teachers and 2 classroom assistants.
The charity hopes to build two additional classrooms to enable them to accommodate 60 more children at the school and expand their teaching to include primary 6 which is the final year of primary education in Rwanda. The cost of building the two classrooms is approximately £11,000.
Given Sarah's teaching background and their charity's focus on education, we were thinking how wonderful it would be if, through our annual conference, teachers from across the UK could help raise some money towards the cost of building these two classrooms to help change the lives of some of Rwanda's poorest children.