One of our core values at Wellspring is partnership
This value is lived out through collaborations with a range of partners who share our vision for quality education. As we listen to, learn from, engage with, and share solutions with others, not only does our impact and influence multiply, but many more lives are transformed in the process. We are currently privileged to partner with the following organizations:
Wellspring currently co-chairs the Rwanda Education NGO Coordination Platform (RENCP), which serves as a body for NGO representation, information sharing, and coordination in Rwanda. Together with 96+ member organizations, we are working to see education transformed at a national level.
Wellspring began with the vision for a Christian school that would raise up a new generation of empowered servant leaders. Since 2007, the Wellspring Academy, which has from the beginning been Rwandan-run and fully sustainable, has equipped nearly 700 students for the future with an exceptional internationally accredited education. The Wellspring Foundation is honoured to both provide technical support, and to be represented on the school’s Advisory Board.
JustUs was created out of the collaboration & partnership between Wellspring and The Elevation Project (a program of Greater Vancouver Youth Unlimited). As organizations that are passionate about seeing lives changed through education, both in Africa and North America, we are working together to equip young people with a global perspective and a Biblical understanding of issues such as poverty & social justice.
Association of Committed Teachers (ACT Rwanda)
Wellspring has had the opportunity to collaborate with this grassroots Christian teachers’ association for several years, and to support their mission of encouraging teachers both in their faith and profession. With over 800 members across Rwanda, ACT ensures that educators have the networks of support they need as they empower the next generation with a quality values-based education.
Association of Christian Schools International
ACSI is an accreditation body for 5,000+ Christian schools around the world. Wellspring has recently lead the Rwanda pilot of ACSI’s Paths to School Improvement (PSI) program, which articulates clear and relevant standards and indicators for what authentic Christian schooling should look like. Based on the success of this program, we are currently exploring the development of a new association in Rwanda that will help the country’s many Christian schools continue to grow and learn from one another in the years ahead.
Association of Baptist Churches in Rwanda
In 2015, Wellspring embarked on a partnership with the Association of Baptist Churches in Rwanda (AEBR), which saw us provide support to 22 AEBR-run schools in Rwanda’s Western Province. We ran training modules that equipped leaders and teachers in these schools with the tools to provide a quality education to their students. This partnership was the beginning of Wellspring’s involvement in the Western Province, and of a journey that now sees our work impacting thousands of children in 75 Rubavu District schools.
Since Wellspring began in 2004, we have enjoyed an ongoing partnership with the Christian Life Assembly (CLA) in Kigali. It was among members of this congregation that Wellspring’s founders first heard the clearly articulated vision of the Rwandan people to rebuild their country through a distinctive approach to education. Wellspring and CLA worked together to create the Wellspring Academy, and CLA has also hosted many of our major training events in their facility.