Rwanda First Lady Embraces Girls’ Education
In Rwanda, First Lady Jeannette Kagame spoke at the National Conference on Investing Education, which celebrated the the Forum for African Women Educationalist’s (FAWE Rwanda) 20thanniversary. FAWE Rwanda contributes to the country’s effort to bridge the gender gap in education enrollment, retention, and completion by providing scholarships at the secondary school and tertiary level. The First Lady emphasized that providing support to educators and students is key to becoming a resilient society. She has also founded the Imbuto Foundation, which has paired 2,000 students with teachers and mentors through learning clubs, rewarded 4,800 girls who excelled in school, and provided over 8,000 scholarships to vulnerable students.