Books & Beyond’s Indiana University students have been on spring break, but we’re back now and more blog posts, tweets, and updates are in the works!
This week, we want to share some information about a unique student-led project in Rwanda that’s working to enrich the culture of reading and writing, and encourage more students to write creatively. It’s exciting to see other student-led groups that are working towards the same goals as Books & Beyond.
High School Review, a nonprofit based in Kigali, was founded by prolific author/poet/songwriter/essayist RWABIGWI David Gilbert in 2009. According to the group’s mission statement, they aim to “facilitate the youth to encounter opportunities of developing their creative and writing skills by learning from each other and others – through the spaces that we create.”
High School Review offers similar activities to those offered through Books & Beyond, ranging from writing and publishing to advocacy, fundraising and research. Their publications are varied, including student-written content in English, French, and Kinyarwanda. You can read a recent issue of one of their publications, Gorilla Magazine, at the link below. This issue includes articles from many Rwandan high school students. Check out Geoffrey Kabani’s commentary on the responsibilities of leadership, or Denyse Umuhoz’s poem about friendship, among a wide variety of articles: http://www.highschoolreview.yolasite.com/resources/Gorilla%20Magazine%2005.pdf
Follow @HiSchoolReview on Twitter, and visit their website: http://www.highschoolreview.yolasite.com/