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Help us send off the Grace Rwanda team as they set up the next phase of our mission in Rwanda and fundraise for a new book initiative!

Join us for an inspiring evening at next month’s Grace Rwanda Dinner and Social. The event will be hosted by the Riverside Calvary Chapel, at their church at 20178 96th Avenue on Saturday, August 8, from 5 to 8:30 p.m.

Come hear how Elizabeth and Paul Johnson were moved to embark on their work in Rwanda, learn about their calling and motivation to serve through their non-profit charity and new Ineza Foundation venture.

The evening will include presentations from the couple, as well as an address from Pastor Brent Smith, an authentic Rwandan dinner, tea and dessert, plus African craft sales.

We hope to raise an estimated $15,000 for an upcoming charity initiative: shipping a container full of books this fall. 

To learn more about the new books initiative or to RSVP to the dinner and social event email

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Grace Rwanda co-founder Elizabeth Johnson continues to inspire others with her dedication to youth literacy in Rwanda.

Recently the Kwantlen Polytechnic University graduate was profiled in the school’s 2014/15 Accountability Plan and Report, singled out with other exceptional grads who are contributing to their community.

In an article titled, “From KPU to Kigali: Langley humanitarian brings literacy to her home country,” the university highlighted Johnson’s “compassionate and international mindset,” and her “efforts to serve humanity and work toward peace.”

Read the full article on our web site at

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It’s been an exciting summer at Grace Rwanda as we prepare to move and launch our head office operations in Rwanda’s capital city of Kigali this fall.

As part of our preparation, we’ve been looking back at our work and looking ahead to our future. We have big plans for the organization’s growth and the extension of our mission abroad to bring a true culture of reading and literacy to as many Rwandan youth as we can reach.

If you’d like to read more about our path and our upcoming plans, visit our web site at and have a read of our new 2015 Grace Rwanda Society Annual Report.

Inside, you’ll find updates on all our projects, financial benchmarks and future goals.

Also, stay tuned for news of our next public event. We’re planning a Rwandan Dinner and Craft Fair in August!

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We’ve got some big changes happening at Grace Rwanda and we’re excited to share them with you, including a staff move to Kigali, Rwanda, new board members, successful fundraisers, and more.

Catch up on all the latest and learn about all our activities and everything that you have helped us accomplish to improve youth literacy in Rwanda in our Spring/Summer 2015 Newsletter.

Visit our web site at to read all about it.

Thanks again to all our supporters who help make all of our work possible.

You can get regular updates on our work by following @GraceRwanda, liking us on Facebook, adding us in your Google+ circle, and watching our videos on YouTube.

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We’ve raised $365 of our $1,000 fundraising goal in our “This Holiday, Give a Library” Christmas campaign.

We’re more than a third of the way to our goal! We have 19 days left to reach it.

We’d like to thank our donors to date for helping us make literacy a reality for Rwandan students.

Our crowdfunding campaign will enable us to buy approximately 500 books for school children.

Please have a look our Indiegogo campaign. No donation is too small. Donations over $25 are tax deductible. And when $2 buys a book, even children can contribute pocket change — a great lesson for the season about the spirit of giving.

If you can’t donate, we’d love it if you’d share the news on your social media networks — publicity is just as valuable. We are thankful for your support in whatever form it takes.

You can get regular updates by following @GraceRwanda, liking us on Facebook, adding us in your Google+ circle, and watching our videos on YouTube.

Happy holidays from Grace Rwanda!

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The best thing about the holidays? Giving to others. This holiday, give a library!

Grace Rwanda has launched a new crowdfunding campaign to buy books for primary classrooms through Indiegogo. We aim to raise $1,000, to buy books for schoolchildren in Rwanda's Muhanga district. 

Please help us give the gift of hope and literacy this season. Even small donations add up. We'd love it if you'd also share our efforts online with your family and friends. 

Have a look at our campaign page below and watch a short video on Grace Rwanda's work!

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Our Fall/Winter Newsletter is out! 

Visit to read what we've have been up to.

As the year draws to a close, Grace Rwanda is looking back at what we've accomplished this year with your help.

We're grateful for the progress we have made this year bringing literacy to Rwanda's youth.

And we're looking forward to making an even greater difference in 2014. 

We try hard to keep our supporters in the loop. You can get regular updates by following @GraceRwanda, liking us on Facebook, adding us in your Google+ circle, watching our videos on YouTube.

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Grace Rwanda's grand opening of the Muhanga Youth Centre Library was covered by a Rwandan local news program. Have a look at our coverage!

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Grace Rwanda was blessed to receive such a heartfelt thank you from the Muhanga community after installing their first youth centre library a few weeks ago. Watch a video of our opening ceremonies!
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