My upbringing is very similar to the Hope Shines students so I very easily relate to what they go through on a daily basis and no one is able to do everything on their own. We all need each other.


Hope Shines Facility Manager

My connection with my child has made me more aware of the challenges she faces, as well as her resilience and determination to meet those challenges. I’m confident my financial and personal support are well placed. Investing in her potential and her future wellbeing is a decision I’m grateful to have made.



Meet Samuel

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Samuel is a bright and very polite boy born in 2010. Samuel and his 2 sisters are fortunate to live with both parents in a small house with one room and limited electricity. Samuel’s home structure is not very good, as it rests on a steep hill and is susceptible to flooding when it rains. It is also not secure and thieves can take things from time to time.

Samuel’s family life is also challenged in many ways. His father works part time jobs for some income but unfortunately his mother has recently become unemployed due to her cobbler equipment getting stolen. However she is working with several other Hope Shines parents to get back on her feet with business support to restart her cobbler business.

The home life also suffers during these other regular challenges. His parents sometimes have conflicts which have a most certain negative influence on the children in the home. The Hope Shines Parents Committee and staff are working together to add positive interference to help improve the home family life.

Samuel is now in the fourth grade of primary school where he is interested in learning Mathematics and Science Technology. When it comes to eating, Samuel likes rice and fish. Yum. At playtime his favorite game is football and even the traditional Rwanda dance called Intore. Samuel says that when he grows up he would like to become a Mechanic.

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