STORIES FROM THE FIELD

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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Hard Work Pays Off for this Nursing Student

Hard Work Pays Off for this Nursing Student

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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Oregon Conference Women’s Retreat

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...

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Gakoni Students Rise To The Top

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...

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