These took place on 25th of January 2016 at Chq with the teachers, Administrators of the preschools. The Workshop started with the words of encouragement from the Officer Commanding Lt Col Seth Appeateng . The Topics covered that day were: [1].  Administration/Management, taught by the officer Commanding,
                                                 [2.]. Self - Support taught y the Finance secretary Cpt. Leonard Nyongesa.
Later at 10.30 a.m. we shared tea together as fellowship. at around 11.15. we entered the second session. Lesson
                                                [3] The relationship between Administrators  and the teachers taught by the general Secretary Major Dieudonne Louzolo.
                                                [4]. Projects by Mr. Francois
                                                [5]. Time and lateness to duty by Capt. Jean damascene[CYO]. And lastly,
                                                 [6]. Sponsorship Money  and materials by sponsorship secretary Capt. Violet Nyongesa. The workshop was successful and everybody was happy and satisfied with all the lessons learnt. We also had fellowship in sharing food together.  And it ended up at around 4 p.m.







Term 3 started on 17th August and ended on 6th Nov 2015, and it was time for the Section officers to come for preschool reporting term3. The time available was according to the school year plan.  On 17.11.2015, Section officers, and Lt from Rutobwe and Runda arrived at the CHQ ready for preschool reporting. We shared 10 o’clock tea, before starting the reporting and this was the best reporting since all the school Administrators were present from all our six sponsored preschools. These are: Rubirizi sponsored by Sweden/Latvia territory, Catherine Booth, sponsored by AUS territory,Gituro,Nyagatare sponsored by AUS,John Gowans sponsored by Netherlands territory,Rutobwe Preschool, sponsored by AUS territory, and Rondo the latest sponsored by AUS. We shared our tea with our General Secretary Major Dieudonne Louzolo and CSWM. Major Edith Louzolo together with our workers.


The reporting started at 10.30, with encouraging words from our General Secretary. The word came from Hebrews 13:17 saying obey your leaders and follow their orders. It was very touching indeed and there after he prayed together with us before we can start. The reporting was done by Sponsorship Secretary Captain Violet Nyongesa, Finance Secretary Captain Leonard Nyongesa and Education secretary Captain Dancille Mukafuraha. We were checking the Bank statements, Bank Slips, receipts, Statistics, Narrative report, Challenges, Finance book, attendance book, Class diary.



Rubirizi preschool is in the Kayonza district. It has 2 teachers and one cook who is also dealing with the collection of school fees and writing the receipts book. 53 Children are attending the preschool. But 7 of them are sick.

46 Children have paid school fees, 46,000 per term but 7 have not paid.


Receipt book: well written and it is neat.

Bank slips:  Well organized and was presented well.

Bank statements:  Not given since the signatories were changed. Only leadership is given since they are the signatories.

Finance book: The book is neat and well balanced. Children are paying well the school fees. Money pad term 3 is 234,300 Rfw.

Budget:  No budget was presented for 2016. It will be decided later.

Narrative report:  It was presented well and well written indicating what is taught in preschool and the activities done. The children are taught Pre Maths, Pre English, and Kinyarwanda. Activities: Games $sports, building a tower, and hide game.

Statistics: Sept, 904, Aug 264, Oct 801. Then Boys: 23 and Girls: 30.

Expenses:  Rubirizi were given 341,000Rwf, for the term 3 budget and it was all used attach the receipts well.

Class diary:  It is written well and is very neat. The teachers know what they are doing.

School curriculum is used, morning devotion is done and staff meeting is held every Friday.

Lesson preparation book: was seen and the lessons are prepared well.

Attendance book:  It is Okay. The attendance term 3 is 172


Challenges: Increment of teachers’ salaries.

  • They want to know the Social security number.
  • Lack of classrooms.
  • School Play ground
  • Some children are not paying school fees.
  • No proper school shoes.

Achievements: Children are clean and smart.

Ø  They are taught well and wish to have their own primary school.

Ø  The school management is doing well.

Ø  Section Officer captain Obed is doing well making follow ups  frequently

Ø  The amount of money they have in the bank to date is 1,037,000 Rwf.



Led by Lt Jean Bosco.  It has 50 children attending preschool with one teacher and one cook. Receipt Book: No receipt book used term 3 because of thechildren not payingwell. The term 2 receipt book got finished, and therefor they have to request it for next year.


Bank slips: Bank slips were submitted and they were ok and the money deposited term 3 is 62,000 Rfw.

Bank Statements: Not submitted since Lt Bosco is not a signatory. 30,000 are reflected on the bank statement but 32,000 is not reflected because it was banked later. It will be reflected to the next bank statements.

Finance Book:  The book was presented during the reporting but it was not easy to audit since there was no receipt book. Children who have paid school fees term 3:

  • 27 Children paid 2,000[54,000]
  • 8 Children paid 1,000[8,000]
  • 15 Children have not paid.
  • TOTAL: 62,000Rwf.


Way forward for those who have not paid: The Lt called the parents and they discussed together the problem and they promised to pay. The Children cannot go to primary without report card.

Deposits to Bank: First term: 90, 000, Second term: 76,000 and third term: 62,000=228,000Rwf.


Narrative report:  well written indicating the subjects taught and the activities done in preschool.

Interested Stories: Received donations for levelising the ground. Has one classroom with two doors one for the handicapped.


Challenges:  Need of another teacher to assist teacher Nadine who is struggling with 50 children with various ages.

  • Sports materials needed


  • Swings and playground [This will attract a lot of children to      school]


Problems Facing Rutobwe Preschool.  Paying school fees is a problem, so the Lt has decided that the parents will be paying in two terms and third term is only learning.



They now have a classroom

v  The account is trying to be ok though there is little problem in the account. The corps officer will bring the letter indicating the problem.

v  The teacher is trying so hard to improve the standard of the school.

v  Tailoring Class has started in Rutobwe and it is doing well.


      Boys: 30

      Girls: 20

      Teacher: 1

      Cleaner: 1


Expenses and Receipts attached. Was well used because the money they were given for term 3 budget was 267,000 and was all used well and the receipts attached well.

Class Diary. Not brought but they have it.


Attendance Book. Well written and well kept.

NB: Rutobwe preschool is doing well despite of the teacher handling the 50 children alone. The school Administrator is doing fine. They really need a teacher by next year to take over one classroom.     


Violet Nyongesa Captain            Dancille Mukafuraha Captain

Sponsorship secretary                 Education Secretary.



I am Captain Violet Nyongesa Sponsorship Secretary Rwanda and Burundi Command. I am vey happy for the work done in our Preschools. I just want to take this opportunity on behalf of our Leader Officer Commanding Lt.Col Seth Appeateng to appreciate all our donors who have taken their time, money prayer to dedicate them to our preschools. We really appreciate so much for the wonderful work you are doing for our Preschools. On behalf of all our preschools we ay THANKYOU! very much and may God bless you and your families and the entire Salvation Army.
as the Year is ending I just want to wish you a vey wonderful Christmas and happy New year. Always visit our to see what God is doing in Rwanda Preschools. I am smiling because of what God is doing in our preschools and in our Command. God as you bless others don't forget to bless our donor partners and meet their heart desires. Bless also those dealing with Child sponsorship all over the world.


Visited Rubirizi 27 .10.2015. The Children attending preschool are 53 and 30 will be going to primary. Rubirizi preschool is doing well and the teachers are committed in their work. But challenges that they are facing is that the salary is too small and the cost of living is too expensive. Because they earn 25,000 each which is equivalent to $50. They don't have classrooms, they use the salvation Army as a classroom and learning is not easy. They have divided the hall in two for P1 and P2 concentration not easy. They always pray to get someone who can change their lives by increasing their salaries and even having classrooms. And even to have bonus to appreciate their work. Parents also came to look way forward for the preschool after finishing the preparation of the land where classrooms will be constructed.
The problems facing the preschool is that they don't have playing equipment and the school is just near the road and the children are always playing near there. The children come to school with no proper school shoes, most of them put on plastic sandals. Just see the shoes . If we can get a donation for shoes then we can really appreciate for that so  that they look uniform.


It was time for Sponsorship Secretary Captain Violet Nyongesa to visit John Gowans Preschool for term 3 monitoring visit to see the development of the school and the problems facing the preschool. On 04.11.2015,Sponsorship secretary, Education Secretary Captain Dancille Mukafuraha and Strategic planning coordinator Captain Emmanuel Ndagajimana had a privilege to visit John Gowans preschool that is sponsored by Netherlands territory.
We started our journey from Chq at 6.30a.m and arrived there at 10.00 a.m. We got teachers children and the Administrator of the school waiting for us and they welcomed us well. We had time to talk to the children and the teachers and later we remained with teachers only .We  discussed the problems facing the school at large and why the children are moving from our school. The main answer was there are no classrooms and the Salvation Army multipurpose hall they were using as classroom was destroyed by heavy wind due to heavy raining that is raining.
This is the view of John Gowans  preschool and this is the multipurpose hall that the roof was carried away by the wind.


Rubirizi Preschool is situated in the outskirt of Rwanda, Kayonza district. The preschool is in the interior part and was started by the parents who are very poor and could not afford to pay the school fees to other expensive schools. The Preschool started in a very small building with 100 children and teaching was a problem. Later th moved into the salvation Army hall where they use it as classroom. The Children are too many and they cannot fit into one room 63 children being taught in one room is a problem.
Rubirizi Preschool is in need of Classrooms and Playing Equipments for the children the school is just near the road and Motor bicycles are too many. They have no proper shoes for coming to school. These children really needs help.


Thank you for your support you are giving to the Children of Rwanda Preschools! I am so glad that the children can now smile and know that there s someone some where who cares for them. At least they can live like other children. I also take this time to thank all those sponsoring  Hirwa Joy sibongaya a child who was left by her mother when she needed her more. Now Joy can smile and learn because she has now joined pre unit school.
Sponsorship Secretary's remarks to all our Sponsors. Thank you so much for the work you are doing for the Preschools in Rwanda and Burundi, though we don't have any Salvation Army school in Burundi and I see there is a need to have one  there. I have been away for a month due to the Operation I under went but now am back in the office  thank God, though recovering slowly. Thank you and Thank you and may God continue blessing you and the work of your hands.


The 2nd term started on 20th April and ended on 31st July 2015.and it was time for Section Officers to come for Preschool reporting. The time available was according to the school year plan. On 11.08.2015 at 10. a.m. we met with the Section Officers from Rubirizi Preschool, Captain Obed,Captain Damascene from Catherine Booth Preschool and two Corps officers from Runda Preschool Lieutenant Baptiste Sibongaya and Lt Bosco from Rutobwe Preschool. The Section Officer for Nyagatare did not come for reporting but brought the books later.
The Reporting started well, and we Sponsorship Secretary Captain Violet Nyongesa,Education Secretary Captain Dancille Mukafuraha and Finance secretary Captain Leonard Noyngesa, we were checking the Narrative report, Bank slips and bank statements, receipts, Finance Journal book, Budgets,Statistics.  The Parents of the Preschools are really trying to pay the school fees for their Children as the teachers struggle to teach them. The administrators are trying to manage the Money given to them by showing all the receipts indicating how the money is spent.
The main Challenges in our Preschools are Classrooms.They all use the salvation army hall as Classrooms, and some lack enough teachers .Like Rutobwe Preschool has 54 Children taught in one room one teacher. But we thank one of the donor who donated a donation to build classroom for them and it is now complete but still needs another one. Some have no Play Equipment and materials. We thank all our Donors for the support given to our preschools and Pray that God will continue blessing you and the work of your hands.
After, reporting we had a meal together before leaving to their respective places. Thank you all for the good work you are doing.



This year we were very much privileged to have a donor who donated toward the constructions of Rutobwe preschool Classrooms and toilets for the Children and the teachers. We just say thank you to Mrs. Barbara Griffiths and the husband and all those who supported the project though we still need to add other two Class rooms worthy
10,000,000 Rfw, equivalent to $14,286. We need to have Classrooms to all our preschools in Rwanda and Burundi Command so that the Children are comfortable to learn well.
Rutobwe is situated in a hilly place and digging deeper for the foundation was not easy but we thank the Dc, Kamonyi Division the corps officer for Rutobwe and the constructors for job well done. God bless you all on behalf of the Officer Commanding Lt Col Seth Appeateng Rwanda and Burundi Command.

Thank you letter."

Thank you for all the sponsors who are sponsoring Preschools in Rwanda and Burundi Command Thank you for your support! I am glad this blog can encourage you and give you the opportunity to share the blessings of being a sponsor. You make a great impact on the lives of this children it is so amazing to see them smile and realize that there is someone to lean on.Sponsorhip Secretary Captain Violet Nyongesa. God Bless you all our sponsors. There are still three preschool that still are not sponsored and looking forward to getting one that is touched by this children. The three Preschools are Bitare,Rubuye and Rukeri.

Distribution of Preschool Materials and Equipment in our 9 Preschools.

On 28 April we visited Rubuye, Catherine Booth Kayenzi,,Rutobwe ,Bitare na Runda preschool. Some we manage to get the children but others no, because we reached when they had already left for lunch. But we manage to get the Administrators of the Preschools. We have just arrived at Rubuye Preschool and the children are anxious to see us. They are standing near their hall where they usually take their lessons.
The Children, the teacher, and the administrator are happy to us and they see as if it is manna from heaven because they always struggle on their own with the parents. Rubuye is not sponsored and they wish one day they get a sponsor to make them happy like today. Captain Violet Nyongesa Sponsorship Secretary talking to them.
Handing over the materials to the Preschool and each child is holding something either a book, pencil pen paperclips etc.
The first picture is the proposed classrooms for Rutobwe Preschool and the second is the salvation army hall where children are learning for the time being. In the picture is the section officer of Kigali corps but the administrator to Rubirizi preschool together with the Education secretary Captain Dancille Mukafuraha.
 In Ritobwe we got when the children had break for Lunch and therefor we had to give the materials to the teacher and the Lt Bosco who is the administrator.

Preschool Reporting and distribution of Preschools Materials and Equipmentsorting

On 24.04.2015 was a great day with the section officers coming to CHQ for preschools reporting. The meeting started with a word of God from our General secretary encouraging them on the importance of having a preschool. There after, we embarked on the business that brought us together, That is checking all the receipts books Bank accounts Finance book journal, activities done in the preschools, review the previous budgets and also progressive reports. The people who were checking all tis were the Sponsorship Secretary Captain Violet Nyongesa,Education secretary Captain Dancille Mukafuraha,and the Finance secretary Captain Leonard Nyongesa.
There after  we shared food together and everyone was to leave at his or her own pleasure.
On 27.04.2015 we distributed Preschool Materials such a s exercise books,Pencils,Blue pens ,Black Pens, Red pens, Blackboard erasers, blackboard dusters, Drawing books, Paper Clips,Chailks, Glue, Basins, Cooking Pots, Jugs Plastic cups, small towels, Story books,  Registers, note books, Attendance records, Lesson plan books. We also visited Rubirizi preschool with Hanna Brand Vick from IHQ who came to inspect the project I Rubirizi since it is sponsored by the Sweden/Latvia territory.
This are Materials and Equipments for 9 Preschools.and they were very happy for the donation from our sponsors May God bless you abundantly and never lack anything..
 These is Preschool reporting with he |Sections Officers and the officers of Rutobwe preschool who is the administrator now together with the Officer of Runda preschool who are now newly sponsored. we say thank you to our sponsors.
 After, we had fellowship to

Joy SIbongaya

Joy Sibongaya is 2 yrs. old. She is the daughter to Lt Jean Baptist Sibongaya and Lt Maria Rose Uwimana  from Runda Corps. Lt Maria Rose Uwimana passed away Jan this year leaving Joy with the father. She is a very active girl, but since the lose of her mother she lost all the joy in herself and all the time talking about her mother how she was burnt by the fire while cooking. I am writing kindly to request for her assistance of Education Clothing and even food and far most support her and her father with prayers. I am calling to all  well wishers who will read this and you are touched please assist Joy, in order to make her smile and forget about  the death of her mother and the memories.

Preschool reporting 14.11.2014.

During reporting there is the sharing of bread with tea together.
Preschool Reporting going on with the Education Secretary Captain Dancille Mukafuraha and Finance Secretary Captain Leonard Nyongesa with the Section officers. We were checking on the following: Budget term 3 review, Budgets for 2015,Term activity, Financial Report, Attendance Records,  Class Diary, Receipts books/balance sheets and all documentations. It was properly done and I say thank you to the Section Officers. Only one section Officer who did not turn for reporting for Gituro and John Gowans preschool.
Finance Secretary with section officer Kigali checking books for Rubirizi Preschool. Finance secretary was of help to us to assist in Finance journal.
Education secretary going through the books of Catherine Booth kayenzi with Section Officer Captain Damascene
It was on 14.11.2014 when the section Officers came for preschool reporting 3rd term. The general secretary was the guest to speak to Section Officers. He gave an encouragement form the book of 2 Corinthians 8:1-5,empasizing on giving themselves to God and taking good care of the children. There is always a blessing when taking care of the poor.


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