Fulcrum Partners Team Inspired as Kivu Hills Academy First Term Completed
The team at Fulcrum Partners has been part of the journey to build and launch the first vocational high school in Boneza, Rwanda for more than two years. (See: Fulcrum Partners Supports Valmark Global Gift Fund and Completing Phase I of Construction at Kivu Hills Academy).
We celebrate with the Arise Rwanda Ministry as the school’s first class now completes its first term. To commemorate this milestone, the school held a Dedication Ceremony, inviting district and sector leaders, local pastors, and ARM Board member Pam Fogg, and founder John Gasangwa.
The following speech given by Eric Ndayishimiye, one of the members of the first class who call themselves Pioneers, says it all:
Good Morning, ladies and gentlemen. Our guest of Honor, Pam Fogg; President and founder of Arise Rwanda Ministries, John Gasangwa; Honorable Odette Nyiramirimo; District and Sector leaders; Pastors and Arise Rwanda staff; Hill Academy staff; My fellow Kivu Hills Academy students; Friends and partners of KHA and ARM.
On behalf of my fellow students, I would like to take this opportunity to welcome you all for the noble Kivu Hills Academy dedication ceremony and to move a vote of thanks to all stakeholders.
To the Pioneers of KHA – We cannot be thankful enough to God for giving us the opportunity of being pioneers of this great school. We are among the chosen few, so we do not take this opportunity for granted. We give God all the glory and the honor.
KHA founded upon the love of Jesus Christ. We are grateful to all stakeholders because that all labor to show us the love of Christ in their different capacities and aspects of life. This love keeps us going and gives us the morale to face another day.
We are the light of the world. A city upon the hill cannot be hidden. All that is done here is shaping us into being great leaders for tomorrow. The academic, moral, and spiritual aspects of our lives are given keen attention. We believe by the time we graduate, we shall be fully fledged leaders ready to give off light in our communities and the rest of the world.
Pledge Allegiance. We therefore pledge allegiance to our God and to KHA mission of excellence in education. Thank you! In my concluding remarks, I would like to convey our sincere gratitude to all the stakeholders who are working hard to see to it that we are groomed into great leaders for tomorrow.
Together with my colleagues, we would like to take this opportunity to deliver the gift to Madam Pam for all our board members in the USA from all our students. We do not have anything to give that can measure all that you have done and are still doing for us. We humbly request that you accept this small gift for all our board members.
May the good Lord Almighty continue to provide for you abundantly.
Thank you. God Bless You!”
Arise Rwanda Ministries is a 501(c)(3) tax exempt organization. If you would like to join the Fulcrum Partners team in supporting this significant ministry outreach, you can learn more about ARM through its website www.ariserwanda.org or contact the organization directly:
Pamela Jo Fogg CPA | 8333 SE Stark Street | Portland, OR 97216
As a reminder of how far this ministry has come, here is a video with ARM founder, John Gasangwa, made in 2014.