Benebikira "Back to School" Event on September 21st in Chicago
Help the Scholarship Board kick off our campaign to sponsor 370 students at Our Lady of the Angels School in Kigali, Rwanda. The event will take place on Saturday, September 21st from 6-10PM at The Rooftop of 600 N Fairbanks Court, 41st Floor. Tickets are $40, and all proceeds will be used to fund student scholarships. Beer, wine and hors d'oeuvres are included in the ticket price, and the event will feature music, a raffle, and a silent auction.
To purchase tickets to the event, please click here.
To make a donation to the event, please click here.
The mission of the Benebikira Sisters Foundation (BSF) is to support Catholic organizations and programs, such as the Benebikira Sisters, an indigenous Catholic order of nuns in Rwanda, which improve the lives of war-affected individuals in Rwanda. BSF raises awareness and funding to enable such organizations to expand their work, particularly in education, health care, and to ultimately help bring about reconciliation in Rwanda and the region.
The Benebikira Sisters are leaders in rebuilding Rwanda, a nation torn by the genocide of 1994. Their current ministries include: educating over 5000 students (80% of them girls) in 7 primary schools and 13 secondary schools; supervising the catechetical teaching in 3 of the 9 dioceses in Rwanda; running and working in local hospitals and health centers; running 3 orphanages for 375 children of the Genocide; and staffing and operating guesthouses throughout Rwanda. The Sisters are a local diocesan community, living and working in all 9 dioceses of Rwanda, and in four other countries: Uganda, Kenya, Burundi, and Congo.
The Benebikira Sisters Foundation was founded in April 2007, and has made great progress since its inception. The foremost project of the Foundation is to raise awareness and funding for Our Lady of the Angels School in Kigali, Rwanda. Through the generous partnership of individuals and family foundations, the school, once a Benebikira convent, is now a thriving elementary school grades Pre-K through 6 grade. In addition, the Scholarship Board of the foundation leads the fundraising efforts to sponsor every student in the school, which is its yearly goal. To learn more about Our Lady of the Angels School, click here.
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