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World Refugee Day 2021

World Refugee Day 2021

As we mark World Refugee Day—June 20th—more than 58,000 Congolese refugees are living in Rwanda. Refugee children are five times more likely to be out of school than non-refugee children.  Impact Hope is honored to send over 700 refugee students to...

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Sarah’s Desire for Education

Sarah’s Desire for Education

Sarah has gentle eyes, a sweet smile and a small frame, but it is her inner strength and tenacity that shine the most. She was born in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) in 1993, only one year prior to the horrific genocide in the...

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Opportunities Last a Lifetime

Opportunities Last a Lifetime

This is Tumusifu. She was part of the original selection of students with Impact Hope. She is from the Gihembe refugee camp in (Rwanda). Tumusifu wanted to be in the medical field, so she was studying math, chemistry, and biology. Because of her...

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Impact Hope Updates

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...

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Teach a Man to Fish

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...

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2nd annual Holiday Training Program

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...

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Updates from Rwanda Mission Trip

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,...

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