Isaro Foundation, a Rwandan non-profit organization founded in the United States of America, is partnering with the US Embassy in Rwanda in a reading and writing competition beginning January 2013. P
articipants will be the Isaro Foundation reading and writing clubs in secondary schools across the country.
The competition was fully sponsored by the US Embassy with a grant of $5,000.
The grant came as a result of Isaro Foundation official visit to the embassy earlier this August. The Foundation was received by the US Embassy's Rose Jackson, Regional Information Resource Officer, and Eugénie Kanzayire, Cultural Affairs Specialist.
In their exchange they focused on partnering in education projects like "Everybody Reads", among others. Jean-Léon Iragena, the CEO of Isaro Foundation, described the visit as a success.
"We have always been supported by the American people and we are grateful for that. The inspiration of starting Isaro Foundation was born and nurtured in America. We value our friendship with Americans and all of our partners," he told The Rwanda Focus.
Before the competition itself, there's a press conference scheduled to be held at Isaro Foundation headquarters in Kigali Public Library on January 2, 2013 at 2:00 pm. During that press conference, journalists will be given an opportunity to ask different questions about Isaro Foundation - most importantly about the partnership between the Foundation and the US Embassy - and the upcoming reading and writing competition.