Imagine WE Rwanda is a social enterprise which aims at contributing to the growth of reading spirit among Rwandans by not only contributing to the creations of different libraries in schools, organizations and public hospitals but also publishing books, sharing stories from Rwanda in hope of creating awareness and inspire the growing generations.
Dominique UwaseAlonga, co-author of the ABC’s of Rwanda believes that the best way to boost opportunities for Rwandan youth is by empowering them to discover their potentials and value their talents and abilities to innovate and find solutions from within themselves.
Imagine We Rwanda’s story started in august 2014 when the young Dominique decided to create visibility of her project to a competition called Tigo Digital Change Makers and her goal was to support and encourage a passion to read. She started her company on the 1st of January in 2015 with only $1000 which was her savings.
In March the same year, she got funding. The organization compromises of less than 8 young creative minds and other volunteers who share the same vision.
The organization receives support from Reach for Change and Africa International Club and has won other competitions and grants from Imbuto Foundation, UK Aid and various other donors. Imagine We keeps growing and 2017 is set to be a tremendous year for them as they are planning to officially launch the ABC’s of Rwanda book on 29th of April and publish their first novel, create libraries in 5 hospitals, distribute books in schools and create a co-working space.
By Ivan Nyagatare