“Now I am always in the top five in my class,” says 10-year-old Wilson.
He’s been going to a reading club in Rwanda run by his uncle Ildephonse, and says it’s helping him do better at school.
Reading Club Hero: Ildephonse
lldephonse is a brilliant teacher. He decided to train as a reading club leader with Save the Children because he wanted to give children the opportunities to learn and study that he’d missed out on.
“It is my passion to provide them with knowledge,” he says.
But there have been challenges. Soon after he started the training, Ildephonse realised the weather was going to be a big obstacle. When it was raining or too hot, it quickly became difficult for the children to read or learn outside.
So he decided to do something about it.
Ildephonse built an annex on to the side of his house, by himself, all so that children would always have somewhere to read. And now they do.