Benebikira "Back to School" Event on September 27th in Chicago
The Benebikira Sisters Foundation Scholarship Board will host its annual "Back to School" event on September 27th from 6-8pm at the David Weinberg Gallery in Chicago, featuring the exhibit Spent: Portraits of the Exhausted. The Scholarship Board's goal is to sponsor each student at Our Lady of the Angels School in Kigali, Rwanda for the 2013 school year, which starts in January. Sister Anna, Principal of the School, and Mother Thierry, Mother General of the Benebikira Sisters, will be at the event to speak about the growth of Our Lady of the Angels and the Benebikira mission in Rwanda.
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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