Why We Ride

81 riders • 220 kilometers  • $101,000 (and counting) raised This past weekend eighty-one cyclists came together to ride for quality education in Rwanda. They pedalled nearly 18,000 kilometers in total, which is more than the distance from Vancouver to Kigali! The route ran through British Columbia’s beautiful North Okanagan. We started by Kalamalka Lake, […]

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Joel Olson

Meet Joel Olson, our Education Adviser and Technical Consultant to the Wellspring Academy in Rwanda! Since joining our team, Joel has revolutionized how the Wellspring Academy engages with parents to build the school community. We’re blessed to have Joel as part of our Wellspring family and are excited to learn even more from him as […]

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Back to School: Empowered Students

[one_third] This week, as we share G.S. Kagugu’s story, we’ll also be sharing information about Groupe Scolaire Gisozi I G.S. Gisozi I, a K-12 school in the busy wood market district of Kigali,  needs only $305/month more (or 6 donors at $55/month) to be fully funded through our School Development Program. Help transform Gisozi [/one_third] [two_third_last]Whether you’re […]

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Back to School: Caring Teachers

[one_third] This week, as we share G.S. Kagugu’s story, we’ll also be sharing information about Groupe Scolaire Gisozi I G.S. Gisozi I, a K-12 school in the busy wood market district of Kigali,  needs only $305/month more (or 6 donors at $55/month) to be fully funded through our School Development Program. Help transform Gisozi [/one_third] [two_third_last]No matter […]

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It’s Back to School Season

[one_third] This week, as we share G.S. Kagugu’s story, we’ll also be sharing information about Groupe Scolaire Gisozi I G.S. Gisozi I, a K-12 school in the busy wood market district of Kigali,  needs only $305/month more (or 6 donors at $55/month) to be fully funded through our School Development Program. Help transform Gisozi [/one_third] [two_third_last]It’s the […]

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Mary Nankya

Say hello to Mary Nankya, a quality education trainer for Wellspring. Mary is one of our longest serving trainers, as she joined the organization in November 2007, almost a decade ago! Mary brings a unique blend of compassion, wisdom, and dedication to her role at Wellspring. We’ve been so privileged to spend the past ten […]

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Barb Luck

Many of you have probably already had the pleasure of meeting Barb Luck at an event or chatting with her over the phone, but now it’s time to officially get to know one of Wellspring’s longest serving staff members! Barb has been working with Wellspring as a Financial Officer since its inception in 2004. We’re […]

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Meet Our Team

Emmanuel Seromba

Meet Emmanuel Seromba, one of the key players on Wellspring’s Community Involvement team. We’ve been privileged to have Emmanuel as part of our team for the past three years. His hardworking spirit and dedication not only bless the Wellspring family, but also the families of dozens of local school communities as he connects with them […]

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Juliet Kabatesi

Say hello to Juliet Kabatesi, one of Wellspring Quality Education trainers! August 2017 will mark Juliet’s five year anniversary with Wellspring. Our team has been blessed with her creativity and positive outlook over the years, and so has Rwanda’s Gasabo district, where Juliet has provided training for countless teachers and impacted entire school communities! Juliet […]

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Rachel Mahuku

Meet Rachel Mahuku, Wellspring’s Senior Manager in charge of Community Involvement and Partnerships. Rachel’s been a huge part of our team since 2012 and has seen our work grow immensely under her care and dedication. We’re so thankful for Rachel’s wisdom and joyous outlook, especially as we move into an exciting new season for Wellspring! […]

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Shauna Cheng

Meet Shauna Cheng, Wellspring’s Operations Administrator. Shauna is the glue that holds our North American team together, as she oversees our daily office operations. We wouldn’t know what to do without her! She’s great at tying her passion for the outdoors into her passion for Wellspring, and even co-created the Peak Week fundraiser. We’re so […]

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Vedaste Byombi

Meet Vedaste Byombi Kamasa, Wellspring’s Community Involvement Project Manager and District Liaison—he joined our family in 2012. Since then, he’s played a major role in many aspects of Wellspring’s work—he even helps our gala films come together each year (RSVP to the Vancouver gala on May 11th to see this year’s films)! We’re so grateful […]

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Louise Reilly

Louise Reilly

Meet Louise Reilly, Wellspring’s Director of Public Engagement. We’ve been blessed to have Louise as part of our North American team since 2013. We can’t imagine our office without her bubbly presence, hard work, and commentary of Andy Murray’s tennis matches! Louise was born and raised in Glasgow, Scotland before hearing the call of the […]

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Beatrice Namango

Beatrice Namango

[one_column]Meet Béatrice Namango, one of Wellspring’s Quality Education trainers. She joined our team in 2007 and has been bringing transformation to education in Rwanda for a decade! We’re so thankful for Beatrice’s role in the Wellspring family.[/one_column] “Wellspring has been an incredible friend to Rwanda by playing a big role in creating the new curriculum. […]

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#WellspringWednesday: Ernest Ntamugabo

Ernest Ntamugabo

[one_column]Meet Ernest Ntamugabo, one of Wellspring’s Quality Education Team Leaders. Ernest joined our team in 2008 and has been impacting the Rwandan education sector ever since! We’re so grateful for Ernest’s leadership out in the field as he directly engages with teachers and school leaders almost every day. […]

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Gilbert Bisengo

[one_column]Meet Gilbert Bisengo, Wellspring’s Catalyst Program Manager. He’s been part of the Wellspring team since 2008, first as one of our trainers before moving to the Catalyst program, where he now supports and mentors partner organizations. Gilbert has been an instrument of change with Wellspring for many years, and we are so thankful![/one_column] […]

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Kristie Voth

[one_column]Meet Kristie Voth, Wellspring’s Public Engagement Coordinator. She’s been part of the team since April 2016 and we couldn’t be happier! Kristie hails from the thriving metropolis of Crystal City, a small farming community in Manitoba of about 400 people. After completing her Bachelor of Arts in Ministry at Prairie Bible College, she felt the […]

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Competence-Based-Curriculum

New National Teaching Curriculum Creates Buzz

[one_column]There’s a buzz in the education community in Rwanda. Teachers and students alike are excited and enthusiastic about the positive changes stemming from the new national teaching curriculum. Competence-Based-Curriculum (commonly referred to as CBC) was first introduced in 2015 and is arriving in Rwandan classrooms on a rolling basis. A key feature of CBC is […]

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