SU's Mission in Action in Rwanda
Posted by Amanda Kelly on Tuesday, June 5, 2012 at 9:53 AM PDT
A group of 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 MBA-student-led effort to support the construction of an elementary and secondary school founded by Fr. Jean Baptiste Ganza, a 2012 graduate of SU’s MBA program. Fr. Ganza, featured in this short video, has been an inspiration inside and outside the classroom. On May 18th, these students put away their calculators and spreadsheets and hosted a graduation party – and in the process raised thousands of dollars for the St. Ignatius School.
The school will hold 750 students – including Hutus and Tutsis learning together under one roof. Pretty heady stuff when you consider that more than 75& of Rwandans live below the poverty line and children, on average, receive just three years of schooling.
The Campaign set an original goal of $15,000, but having exceeded that, they now aim to raise $20,000 by graduation. To learn more about the effort, please visit the St. Ignatius School Rwanda Campaign.
Maria Zazycki, ‘12