Bridge 2 Rwanda
Bridge2Rwanda is an organization headquartered in Kigali, Rwanda and dedicated to the identification and support of Rwandan students in their pursuit of college education. Based upon international college and university schedules, Rwandan students experience an effectively enforced “gap” year between the end of secondary school and any further education.
B2R identifies students from throughout Rwanda who have completed secondary school and who show both the aptitude and desire to further their education abroad and then return to Rwanda to help improve the lives of its people.
B2R provides assistance to these identified and selected students in preparing for the necessary exams (e.g., TOEFL, SAT, ACT) and in identifying and completing college and university applications.
It offers a year-long curriculum of enrichment and preparation and then assists the students in application, placement and sponsorship for 4-year post-secondary education. As part of its education, outreach, and fundraising aims, Yambi Rwanda actively shares B2R’s story, mission, and seeks funding to sustain and expand B2R’s programs.
Team Rwanda Cycling
Team Rwanda Cycling was founded in 2006 after some cycling professionals saw amazing raw talent compete in a local race.
Today Team Rwanda fields over 30 male and female professional cyclists and embodies the spirit of perseverance and hope which is reflective of the entire country's journey. The riders now race competitively on the international stage and, in so doing, have become high profile ambassadors for Rwanda, with cycling arguably Rwanda's leading national sport.
Restoring pride is a vital component in the nation's rehabilitation and Rwandans domestically, and in the diaspora, are proud to see their cycling team now competing, and winning. They also give others, both nations and people in conflict, hope.
Team Rwanda works in collaboration with the Rwandan Cycling Federation (FERWACY) and the Ministry of Sport and Culture (MINISPOC), however the Team is a non-profit organisation and relies heavily on personal donations, merchandise sales and philanthropy in the cycling industry. 100% of all donations and income goes straight to the team to help our work in discovering, nurturing and developing amazing talent. Murakoze!
Photos courtesy of Mrjka Boensch Bees.
Rising From Ashes
A powerful film about the Rwandan Cycling Team, their hope and inspiration!