Thursday, June 14, 2012
Graduating MBA students are proving that Seattle University does indeed create leaders for a just and humane world.
The Campaign for the St. Ignatius School in Rwanda is an effort led by MBA students to support the construction of an elementary and secondary school in Rwanda, founded by Jean Baptiste Ganza, S.J., a Rwandan Jesuit at SU and 2012 graduate of the Albers MBA program. Father Ganza, featured in this video clip, has been an inspiration inside and outside the classroom.
Recently, SU MBA students threw a graduation party to celebrate their academic accomplishment and raise awareness—and dollars—to benefit the project. They exceeded their initial goal to raise $15,000 for the school, which will educate 750 students, including Hutus and Tutsis, learning together under one roof. This is an important achievement considering that more than 75 percent of Rwandans live below the poverty line and children, on average, receive just three years of schooling.
To learn more about the school and Fr. Ganza’s efforts, or to contribute, visit the St. Ignatius School Rwanda Campaign.
(Pictured: Father Ganza clutches photos of his family members, many of whom were killed in the Rwandan genocide)
—Maria Zazycki, ’12, contributed to this blog entry