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Saturday, May 26, 2012

Rwanda: Schools to Get E-Libraries

Isaro Foundation, a local NGO, will establish electronic or digital libraries in secondary schools countrywide in a bid to improve reading and writing skills among students, according to the organisation.

We have so far shipped about 4000 middle and high school students' books such as novels and short story books

Jean Leon Iragena, the foundation's CEO, told The New Times yesterday that his organisation has been shipping books from the US, but this had proved costly because of transportation charges, hence resorting to electronic material.

Isaro is a non profit organisation that aims to improve reading and writing skills in schools in the country.

It was founded last year in October and is supported by Millsaps College a US based institution and Rwanda Diaspora Global Network (RDGN).
"Our students are using the books. The books have enhanced their knowledge in writing and reading skills, the reading culture is very critical in the quality of education," he said.