Field Stories

Impact Hope Updates

ADRA Rwanda worker in the Gihembe refugee camp, Betty, has alerted Impact Hope to another gap. She was the one who informed Hans Thygeson, co-founder of Impact Hope about the 98 girls who were walking to the nearest high school from the camp and often being victimized...

Teach a Man to Fish

From early December until mid January, I was in Rwanda as a volunteer for a summer training program run by Impact Hope and ADRA Rwanda. This new program was started to teach and certify Impact Hope students in vocational skills that they can use to get a job or create...

2nd annual Holiday Training Program

Come to Rwanda this December, 2018 or January 2019! Impact Hope will host the 2nd annual Holiday Training Program at Gitwe Adventist College to give our refugee students a vocational skill during their summer holiday. Returning to the refugee camps to visit family...

Updates from Rwanda Mission Trip

We are two weeks into the program and things are going fantastically! Permaculture Students are learning how to make their own kitchen gardens as well as other cultivation techniques. They are growing bananas, onions, spinach, carrots, beets and mushrooms....

Oregon Conference Women’s Retreat

The Oregon Conference Women’s Retreat has done it again! Last year, many of the 98 girls who were walking to school every day from the Gihembe refugee camp were sponsored as a result of the retreat. This year, the main offering was again decided to go towards Impact...

Gakoni Students Rise To The Top

Students from the Gakoni Adventist Academy (all Impact Hope refugee scholars) have taken second place out of 152 regional schools in the Educate! (Exchange District School Business Club Exhibition 2017).The awards were given for their performance in the...

Summer Training Program to Start this December

The first annual Summer Training Program is set to begin December 5th, 2017 at Gitwe Adventist Academy. Many volunteers from Oregon to New York have signed up for this mission trip of a lifetime! They will help teach, inspire, and work along-side young Congolese...

A Promising Future Through Technical Education

Tumusifu graduated from Rwankeri Adventist Academy in November of 2016 with Impact Hope. This year, she has been studying Culinary Arts at the IPRC West technical school in Rwanda and is now participating in a culinary internship. Tumusifu is pictured here with Aurea,...

Students Pay it Forward

Students are so thankful for their sponsorship to attend school that they worked and pooled their resources to fund a friend from the camps to attend as well!

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