Friends of Tubeho
Friends of Tubeho is a 501 (c) (3) non-profit organization that is committed to providing access to education for more than 300 orphans of the Rwandan genocide of 1994 who live together in small houses provided by the association Tubeho in Kigali. . The name “Tubeho” means “let’s live” in Kinyarwanda, which precisely is what our association works to help these orphans do—to build better lives for themselves in the devastating aftermath of the genocide of the Tutsi. More than 300 orphans live in Tubeho in reconstituted families of five to ten members. For these orphans, often the sole survivors of their entire extended family, access to schooling and decent conditions for study are crucial, so that they can forge a place for themselves within Rwanda’s society and overcome their financial, emotional, and medical distress. To achieve these goals, “Friends of Tubeho” aims to fund access to high school and undergraduate education and to provide the means to create and maintain a library and a computing center in the village, managed by the survivors.