Renovated classrooms include 7 for primary education and 2 for kindergarten. At least 837 students go to Ruheru B Primary School.
Some students told IGIHE, the former classrooms had leaking ceilings and therefore they could not concentrate in class. They expressed gratitude after C. Dorman renovated the ceilings and screed the floors with cement.
Parents said the renovations will boost students’ engagement and learning and allow better grades.
Mukarugema Drocella, one of the parents said: "We are confident our children will get better grades now that their classroom environment has changed."
Jean Bosco Seminega, Managing Director of Dormans Coffee said that the society’s vision crosses way beyond coffee roasting and exportation and that their focus is also improving the livelihoods of people in the areas they operate within.
"We do not just buy coffee from farmers and come back the following harvest. We also strive to provide farmers with better life prospects through activities such as building or renovating schools or training."
Mukamana Claudette, Nyamasheke Vice Mayor in charge of social affairs commended C. Dorman for the initiative and said it is a smart approach to energize learning and allowing better outcomes.
Renovation activities started in November 2019 and students started using the classrooms by January 2020. The project cost an estimated Rwf 50 million.