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Education

Rwanda’s genocide created 400,000 orphans.  Northern Uganda’s war displaced nearly 2 million people, and 30,000 children were abducted by the Lord’s Resistance Army.  The impact on their schooling was catastrophic. Education can lift people out of poverty, transforming communities. And reducing poverty is key to sustainable development. Education fosters economic development and reduces the gap between rich and poor.  It encourages social cohesion and, arguably, world peace. And there are many benefits when you educate a girl. Research shows she will marry later, have fewer and healthier children; she’ll earn more money and send her own children to school; she’ll participate in decision-making and will be less likely to get HIV/AIDS.

Education
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RMLC alum reflects on past

Eric tells his story of surviving the Rwandan genocide and piecing his life back together in its aftermath.

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Coping with the past, looking to the future

John was abducted by Kony’s LRA when he was only six, but is now getting a chance to finish his education.

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Overcoming hardship, looking to the future

Grace has had an incredibly hard life. But with help from Network for Africa, things are starting to improve.