In that time, Jessica has visited Rwanda three times, earned national recognition for her work, including a spot on CNN and a cover story in Parade Magazine, and built lasting friendships with the 30 girls in the rural area of Nyamata.
The goals of the organization are:
- Enable girls to finish primary school and attend 6 years of secondary school;
- Reduce the gender discrimination that prevents girls from completing primary and secondary education. Develop an on-going cross-cultural exchange program between high school students in Seattle, WA and primary and secondary girls in Nyamata and Kigali Rwanda.
- Support the mentorship provided by girls from Fawe Girls School in the Rwandan capital Kigali, to low income girls in the rural district of Nyamata.
- Collaborate with local NGOs in Rwanda to maintain the support for girls to complete their secondary education.
- High school students in Seattle will raise funds to support program activities through proposal writing and fund-raising activities.
- Increase community awareness and understanding of the issues surrounding the Rwandan genocide by organizing speakers, remembrance events and community outreach activities.
Gives you hope to read a story like this about youth in our SPS schools. Any other good news?