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BTN LiveBIG: Indiana students bring literacy to Rwanda

Two thousand students attend the Kabwende Primary Center in Kinigi, Rwanda, where they study reading and math in English, rather than in French or Kinyarwanda, the country’s other official languages. Yet when Indiana University students first visited the school in 2009, one year after its switch to an English-based education, not one Rwandan child had an English-written book to call their own. Not one. Beyond that, the school did not have enough textbooks for each of its students, who are between the ages of 5 and 17, so each book was shared among four children and then locked up at