Host a Student

More information about hosting a student will be coming very soon! In the meantime, go to our “Contact” page and send us an email expressing your interest – we’ll go from there!

What’s true in our country is also true in Rwanda: education based only on books, classes, and examinations is not enough to causer the kind of change that leads to transformations. We know, from our own learning experiences that:

  • Vision & imagination come from experiences beyond the local environment
  • Tolerance & care come from meeting and befriending other people; and
  • Leadership comes from self- confidence, vision, and care.

So, for our students to have the best chance to sustain and build upon the transformations that have already started occurring in Rwanda, their horizons of experience need to be expanded beyond Rwanda’s borders.

To do this, Kittelson Charitable Foundation has brought some of the best performing secondary school students to the United States during their school breaks. The visits generally last only 2-3 weeks but they have clearly changed the lives of the boys & girls who have come. As important, the visiting students have inspired their classmates, friends, and family members when they returned to work diligently in school and their jobs. And of course, they have also enriched the lives of people in the United States who had the opportunity to meet and know them.