Welcome to ABANA's new website!
Our new website has been designed and written entirely by volunteers, with the generous support of ITZ Australia. We hope you enjoy reading about our projects
A message from our President:
Before I began this journey leading to the founding of ABANA and the re-building of a remote village school in Rwanda, I had a sense of hopelessness about the situation in my home country. Now with the support of so many friends and fellow Australians, I can see that the work of ABANA has already made a huge impact on many children's lives. ABANA is about empowerment, and supporting projects that create lasting change in communities - changes that will last through to the next generation, and beyond.
The warmth, community spirit and generosity of Australians has touched and encouraged me every step of the way. Our work is far from done though, with many children still lacking access to basics that you and I take for granted, such as pens, pencils and exercise books. I encourage you to get involved, and join us on this exciting journey of helping others help themselves.
We really need your on-going support to continue our work, so please tell your friends about us, become a member,
or make a donation
. Your help will make a real difference to the lives of thousands of children living in poverty.
Thank you to all ABANA's friends and supporters for helping us achieve what we have done so far.
NEWS FROM RWANDA
Eight new classooms completed at Rugerero in Southern Province, Rwanda
A young boy at Rugerero Primary School performs at the opening ceremony of Stage 2 of the building project funded by ABANA. Eight fully furnished new classrooms were officially opened in June 2008, bringing the total number of new classrooms at Rugerero to sixteen. ABANA has been assisting Rugerero since 2004. Click here to read more about our project at Rugerero. For more of our latest news from Rwanda, click here.