Our ministry partner in Kigali, Rwanda is Heritage Christian School. Within the local impoverished community of Karama many children are unable to attend public school because of their inability to pay for tuition, uniforms, or school supplies.
In 2015, Pastor Moise Bukenya founded Heritage Christian School to provide free education to the children of Karama to help break the cycle of generational poverty.
Sara Owen and Saylah Leu Gregoire joined the team after spending a month in Karama with Pastor Moise on the World Race.
When Pastor Moise prayed about the school's name, the word Heritage came to mind. As he saw children idle in his community, he knew a Christ-centered education had the power to transform. In partnering with Heritage Christian, the message we want to impart to the children of Karama is: knowing God and being loved by him is the foundation of an education that will move them forward.
Heritage Christian SChool Ministry Model
The vision of Heritage Christian is to provide an affordable christ-centered education for the children of Karama to succeed and thrive in primary school.
The ministry accomplishes their mission through five areas of intervention:
1.Providing access to education through sponsorship programs
2. Discipleship and mentoring for teachers, students, and families
3. Hosting after school programs
4. Offering skill training and economic empowerment programs for individuals and families
5. Social-Spiritual care and support for at risk children and families
The goal of partnering with Heritage is to provide exceptional education that will allow the children of Karama to break the cycle of generational poverty in their families.