Belhaven, along with more than a dozen other US universities, hosts several of Rwanda’s brightest students through an exchange program. But what about Rwandan students who are interested in a good university education, but don’t have the English scores to qualify for entrance into a US university? Belhaven student Anselme (Nathan) Mucunguzi has started a foundation to help 25 rural Rwandans prepare for entrance exams each year. The brilliance of the foundation, called Inspire Scholars Foundation, is that it does not waste money. Each summer, ISF’s team (made of Rwandan students pursuing a university education abroad) goes to Rwanda to select 25 highly motivated eleventh grade students attending schools located in rural areas. During each school break, they organize an intensive English course for the selected students. Each course is taught by teachers whose native language is English. ISF’s first English course is scheduled for the 9th to 20th of December 2013.
To give to the foundation, go to their website Inspire Scholars Foundation