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Project information

Gihogwe Secondary School, Kigali, Rwanda

To build a boarding school accomodating 1150 students - many are orphans of genocide and/or AIDS and some are refugees from Congo. This school is set in an ideal location with clean air and all new facilities. Our reputation as a school of excellence is spreading and yearly intakes are increasing.

Unknown - depending on funding

Charity information: Rwanda Restored

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  • Need


    We are trying to provide good education to young people in Rwanda including a number of orphans and refugees from different camps in the country. Sponsorship by families outside of Rwanda is a major factor in helping some of these unfortunate young people to get a good education.


    Through building additional facilities such as dormitory blocks, classroom blocks, science laborities, school auditorium etc. until we accomodate 1150 students.

  • Aims

    Aim 1

    To provide good education in a safe environment. Teaching students to be part of the community.


    » To continue building and to include different activities at the school to develop student potential.
    » Churches, schools and families have been very supportive of this project and every effort will be made to maintain and increase this support base.

    What success will look like

    Success will be demonstrated by the number of students passing their examinations and the ongoing number who register to attend at the beginning of each year.

  • Impact


    Good education will be provided for hundreds of students and national school leaving certificates after a-levels will provide a basis for hope and further education as appropriate. Some of these students may well be awarded schloarships for university. Some students are desperate to complete secondary education and this charity is helping a number of these. Employment is being offered to people in the local community and will be a major help to their families.


    The only forseeable risk is the inability to complete all the planned building work to accomodate 1150 students. For example, if we cannot build 3 science laboratories we cannot have a science option. If we cannot build a school auditorium, concerts and other big events involving all students cannot be held and this will have an effect on the community aspect of the school.


    Regualr updates and photograhs are means of communicating back to donars. Audio-visual presentations are given when appropriate.

  • Budget

    Budget - Project Cost: £1,882,500

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      Amount Heading Description
      £350,000 All classrooms 20 classrooms are needed - that is 5 buildings
      £1,221,000 2 dormitory blocks Accomodation to hold 1056 boarders
      £94,500 Dining room/land Future numbers need more dining facilities and land
      £98,000 Auditorium/boys toilet/fence To hold concerts and meetings, boys conveniences and security fence
      £119,000 Library/storage All these facilities are necessary for growing student numbers
  • Background


    Gihogwe High School is situated 6 miles from the centre of Kigali, Rwanda, in the area known as Gihogwe. The school is alongside the hill road that leads to Jare where there is a police centre and military camp.


    All students attending this school will benefit from good education in a pollution free environment and a number of people will have employment through ongoing building and by working at the school. Many local businesses will benefit also through general trade connected with the school.

  • Why Us?

    Why Us?

    The management team in charge of the school project are mostly from the local area and are therefore knowlegable of the immediate needs of the young people and their families who live in proximity to the school.

    Read more about the Charity running this project.


    School Headmaster

    He directs the academic side of the school and is very involved in identifying the next immediate needs of the building programme.

    Juvenal - Member Of The Management Team

    Juvenal is very aware of young peoples needs as well as building requirements and is the main communicator with the charity director based in the UK.

    Kamali - Architect/Builder

    Kamali has agreed to build when there are funds available and to stop his work when monies have been used, continuing on that basis.

    Geoff Lane - Director And Chairman Of Rwanda Restored

    Responsible for organising all financial aspects and transferring funds to the school bank account as well as checking progress of each building stage

Students and teachers on the steps of Gihogwe

Students and teachers on the steps of Gihogwe


Will pay for one boarder at school for a year