Monday, 12 October 2009

Team of builders required!

If you would like to take part in a team prepared to spend up to 2 months in Rwanda building a school, then this is an opportunity not to be missed. The team will require qualified builders, labourers and roustabouts ready to get their hands dirty.

To apply for a place on this team go to the Mission International teams blog and download the application form.

Wednesday, 17 June 2009

Resources required for Star School:

Rwandan School is in need of resources to enable it to provide a high level of Education:

Star School which lies on the outskirts of Kigali, Rwanda's capital city is in need of all sorts of resources in order that the school and its staff can provide the high level of education which the students need to give them the opportunity. Mission International will arrange for a container in which to transport the items (a list of requirements is below the following image). We would like donors to consider funding the cubic capacity that their donation will provide; i.e. if you donate a box of books taking up 1 cubic metre of container space then we would like you also to donate £40 which is what is costs to send a 1Cubic metre box.

School supplies: Maps , atlases, globes, charts, wall displays and educational posters. Chalk, erasers, markers for dry eraser boards. Pens, pencils. sharpeners, Markers, crayons, paints/brushes, Kids scissors, hole punches, solar calculators, Book bags, backpacks, small suitcases. Science lab equipment and supplies. Microscopes, scales, Bunsen burners, test tubes, beakers. Thermometers, barometers, rain gauge, wide vane. Magnets, compasses, ammeter, voltmeter, batteries. Switches and wires, mirrors lenses, prism. Science charts, elements, human body, environment etc. Books-English and French dictionaries, thesaurus, reference books. World history, World history and geography, Traditional primary and secondary school reading books. Indoor Games, Chess, checkers, Chinese checkers Scrabble, monopoly, jigsaw puzzles. Musical Instruments- Percussion, flutes,recorders- Horns, keyboards, guitars (Strings). Sports Equipments. Balls (soccer,volley,basket), nets (for all the 3), Frisbees Uniforms ( tee shirts and shorts). Clothes.- We need things like socks,new underwear, sleepwear, sandals and flip flop shoes. Personal hygiene, Tooth brushes, tooth paste, deodorant- Soap, razors and blades. Liners Sheets, blankets, bath and hand towels, wash cloths Kitchen and dining, Refrigerators and big oven cookers, Large pots and pans, cooking utensils, Serving bowls, platters and utensils. Food trolleys, plastic tables cloths, meal knives, forks and spoons, plastic tubes, dish towels, aprons tea kettles. Electronics- TV,DVDs,CD and players; Speakers, amplifiers, microphones (Because of the difference in electrical standards, we will use cash to gifts to purchase these gifts in Africa)

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Monday, 16 February 2009

Star School sees registrations increase:

Become a Star in Rwanda:
Mission International has just received reports on a major increase in pupils registering at Star School in Rwanda. Word has gotten out that you can become a Star pupil in Rwanda's education system if you attend this school and so many want to be in what will be a galaxy of star students one day.

Rev Amooti:

Rev Nathan Amooti has years of experience in planning, building and running successful schools, from his time in Uganda until now near Kigali, Rwanda's capital city he has plied his 'trade'. Funding from the USA and support from others including Mission International has seen this school go from bare land to a busy working school in less that a year.

Staff committed to school's success:
A high quality team of staff members has been recruited to teach and run the school. This highly motivated team is testament to the respect that the community perceives the new school and their belief that it will succeed in its goals to produce many high level learners who will meet the growing need in Rwanda for a bright workforce.

Container of support:
Mission International is raising funds to send a container of support to Star School, if you would like to contribute to the cost of the container then please click here or to donate items to help the school then please contact us on

Tuesday, 2 December 2008

A place to sit and a place to sleep:

Star School needs desks and beds:

The star school opens again to a new batch of pupils and ever increasing numbers in the New Year of 2009. The school can provide education for up to 700 pupils many of whom are boarders and need a bed to sleep in and all of whom are in need of a desk to sit at for their lessons. Due to the increasing numbers of pupils expected in the New Year there is a shortage of beds and desks as well as many other items like bed linen and crockery and cutlery etc. A gift of £50 would buy a bunk bed or a double desk seat combo. Please consider giving to this vital project.

To download a printable one-off gift form (including gift-aid) click here

To download a printable regular giving form click here

To download a printable Gift-Aid form click here

Monday, 21 July 2008

An opportunity to work in the Star School!

Administrator Star School Rwanda:

Currently the Star School in Rwanda is seeking the services of an experienced administrator. The right person will firstly have a love for children and the administrative skills to support the staff in the new and rapidly developing school. It is hoped that the position will be for a minimum of six months and a maximum of two years, where the candidate would have the opportunity to train other indigenous staff. Candidates should have a 'live' Christian faith and be prepared to encourage staff and pupils in matters of their faith.

The candidate would need to raise the support required to live in Rwanda (in the region of £1000/month) as well as their air fares.

To find out more information about this and other opportunities please contact us on

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Friday, 18 July 2008

"If you get good staff try your best to keep hold of them"!

Star School quality staff:
Mission International realises the need for quality teachers. Some once said "a good teacher is like gold dust" and we believe that to be true. Star School in Rwanda has already hired some of the highest quality teachers in Rwanda and needs to hold on to them at all costs if they are to fulfil their vision of being a school of excellence. The problem is this; teachers are only able to be paid when the school has income enough to pay them. A fledgling school like Star School is still finding its feet and so needs a source of finance which will allow them to retain the quality staff they have as the school grows to its full capacity.

Sponsor a teacher:
One way of achieving 'the impossible' is to sponsor a teacher. Mission International's Global Sponsor scheme allows for donors to sponsor an individual teacher thus affecting the lives of a whole class and arguably the whole school. read the brochure below for more information.

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Thursday, 17 July 2008

Get set - Go!

Pupils arrive and study starts:
The Star School in Rwanda must be the fastest growing development ever, well that's maybe a bit of an exaggeration, but it has developed from a field to an operational school in what seems like no time at all. Much of this 'speed' is due to the drive of Rev Nathan Amooti Rusengo, the director of the school and the brains behind the project.

A new school for a new era in Rwanda:
Mission International is committed to help this school get off to a good start, and to support what is intended to be a centre of excellence as it endeavours to bring in a new era to the nation recovering from is very difficult recent past. As ever funding is limited and the school is in need of resources to make it possible for the children to have the best learning experience that they can. Although the structure is sound and the design is excellent, there is still a need for desks, beds, library books and so on. All the things that a school anywhere in the world will need. Of course in this digital age computers make it close to the top of the list of needs too. Our desire is to raise support for this school and to give the kids there and the staff who teach them the best chance to achieve their goals.

Leaving behind the problems of the past:
Rwanda is now entering a new period in its development. The country has left behind the desperate times of '94 and is looking forward to a period of growth and development unprecedented in its history. Education will play a key part in the new age for Rwanda. Children in the past had few options open to them as they were sent to carry water and work in the fields or around the home. The better off may have managed to serve in a more wealthy house for their bed and board, but education? No education was not an option. Today Rev. Amooti is setting out a vision for the future by building a school of excellence. The Star School will make it possible for children, whose lives have no hope, to begin to think of a future where they and their dynasty can break free, and take hold of a life not locked in to the poverty trap that has controlled their parents and ancestors for generations.

How can you help?
If you would like to help Star School achieve its goals then you can send your support to the school via Mission International. The links that follow will take you to either a one off donation form or one for regular giving, gift aid is also an option.

To download a printable one-off gift form (including gift-aid) click here

To download a printable regular giving form click here

To download a printable Gift-Aid form click here

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