WHY BOOKS?

‘The more that you read, the more things you will know. The more that you learn, the more places you'll go’

– Dr. Seuss

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Our Passion

We are a creative, young community passionate about the endless possibilities of reading, knowing and exploring.

We know that the power of the imagination can engage the mind, increase curiosity and change the world.

Imagine We Rwanda is an organization that was born in 2015 with the passion to change the reading culture among children and youth in Rwanda, and give a voice to young authors. We believe that all stories are beautiful and worth sharing with the world. So, why not start with our own communities.

Our Work

We publish storybooks about Rwanda.

We donate books to schools in need of a beautiful library.

We train authors and language teachers.

We create platforms for self-expression and creative thinking.

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Published Books

31,694

Children Reached

17

Organization Reached

6,742

Books Collected

3,750

Books Donated

534

Stories Shared

Representation changes everything

Education

When children see themselves in books, their creativity and curiosity is boosted, they learn faster and they are more prone to succeed in their classes.

Self-esteem, especially for girls

African children need to see themselves doing great things so that they can believe in their own endless potential and possibilities. The more books portray them as powerful and beautiful, the more they can achieve greater things

Language Skills

Through a growing passion of reading culturally relevant and positive stories, it is proven that children and young adults develop their vocabulary, eloquence and language skills.

Expression Platform

Imagine We designs and curates platforms for authors, bloggers and budding writers to share ideas and grow their network. It is through such platforms that ideas grow and change communities positively.

Our Latest Release

The Boy Who Cared

Stephen Harris & Dolph Banza

This book tells a story of a young boy who recounts the two decades of family restoration. It’s a story of love, hope and care.
It has both Kinyarwanda and English! It’s a great book for children who are still learning their Kinyarwanda and English and it also gives an insight on the history of Rwanda.

My Name is Life

Karen BUGINGO

Karen Bugingo is a normal teenager roaming the streets of Kigali. Bugingo means Life in Kinyarwanda. Her story seems quite usual, almost boring, until a series heartwrenching events tear her from her friends, her school and life as she knew it. This is the journey of her courage to fight back and the strength to look death in the face and say "My name is Life."

Ysolde and Her Magical Shoes

Dominique Uwase Alonga

"Ysolde and Her Magical Shoes is a Rwandan fairy tale written by Dominique Uwase Alonga. It tells the story of young Ysolde and her journey towards courage and compassion. When a villainous character is kicked out of Ysolde’s vilage, she leaves a curse on one of the paths in the village. Ysolde must find the strength to use her magical shoes and break this curse to save her village."

SIMBI

Mika HIRWA

Oh Rwandan Child

Peace Kwizera

ABC's

Kelly & Dominique

MAHORO

Natacha KARAMBIZI

Mahoro is a little girl growing in Rwanda. in 1994, at just nine years old, she tries to make sense of the world around her and her family as it turns into endless chaos.
Mahoro is a heartfelt, poignant, unconventional story about a girl coming of age and realizing herself to be a mix of two struggles. Being neighter one nor the other; stuck in between without a choice. Is she the victim or the culprit? We watch her as she sorts her way to understand her family's history and decides to what extent she will allow her past to shape her destiny.

Voo-Gah Language Card

"Voo-gah Language Card is a tool for non-Kinyarwanda speaking people in the country, most especially tourists who are around for a short time, looking to engage with the locals or easily find their way around without constant assistance."

Phone:
+250 788 315 146
Email:
reachout.imaginewe@gmail.com

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