During a period of rapid educational expansion in post-conflict Rwanda, Brooks Newmark and Kitty Llewellyn responded to a request for help to build a school. Together, they founded A Partner in Education (APIE) and built Umubano Primary School. From there, in line with the aims of the Rwandan Government, APIE developed its vision beyond just providing access to schooling, to providing quality, inclusive education informed by best practice; creating a model of excellence to be shared and disseminated across the educational profession in Rwanda in the hope of reaching as many teachers, students and commmunities as possible.
For more information visit the charity's website:
Or see the work of the school: www.umubanoprimary.org
The school won the Aga Khan Award for Architecture: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2ZmVgB1-2l0