Rwanda is a small landlocked country in the “Great Rift Valley” in Africa. The elevation of Rwanda as a whole is high, which makes the temperatures moderate year-round. Rwanda is known for its rich traditions, including music and dance, which are considered very important to the Rwandan people. It is a way for them to express themselves and their culture. Oral storytelling is also an important tradition in Rwanda, as these stories are centuries old and are an integral part of Rwandan culture and traditions. Though Rwanda is rich in culture and is known for keeping its traditions alive, Rwanda faces many social issues throughout the country. It faces high poverty rates, accompanied by low graduation rates, keeping families and residents of low socio-economic status trapped in low poverty rates throughout the country. The lack of quality education also discourages children from furthering academic livelihoods. The economy is dependent on sustenance agriculture contributing to the low income for most families in the country. In Rwanda, poverty will remain widespread due to the inadequate social welfare for the people.
UN Sustainable Development Goal:
In Rwanda, there are many UN sustainability goals that Strive2Thrive Edu strives to solve. These goals include well being, quality education, reduced inequalities, and partnership for achieving goals. Throughout the country, Strive2Thrive Edu has partnered with community and learning centers to give everyone the chance to learn if they do not have access to technology. Our classes teach children with health conditions like albinism and poverty struck communities about health, and hygiene to better cope with general medical issues they might be facing. These classes are teaching students general health tips, therefore causing their healths and lifestyle to improve overall (goal 3). Our initiatives don’t only include health, but also English education for all, no matter what age or economic status. Students from underprivileged regions come to a local community center to improve their communication and English skills through tutoring with an English tutor. However, adults who have dropped out of school or college can also take classes that improve their professional skills such as business, finance, and commerce (goal 4). Through our vigilant education standards, we can give adults the financial classes they need to be more proficient at money management and reduce the large wealth gaps that formed due to this lack of equal education (goal 10).