Kigali Christian School


Kigali Christian Schools (KCS) are private Christian schools operated by  YFC/Rwanda. The leadership of YFC foresaw a need to provide quality and affordable education to most poor families in Rwanda, of which many were devastated by 1994’s tragedy of the Rwandan genocide.

The main branch first opened its doors in January 2006. It is located in Kigali, the capital city of Rwanda. The school runs from pre-school, primary to secondary level with a total of about 400 students. We also run a residential life program for those in secondary school. In January 2016, another branch of KCS was started in Rwamagana, located in the outskirts of Kigali city. Most of the kids that attend this school are sponsored. This new branch has a total of close to 200 students.


Across the globe, education is accepted as a key to a promising future. In Rwanda, however, public education is crippled by a severe lack of resources. As a result, the poorer a child’s background is, the poorer his or her education opportunities—thus locking families into cycles of poverty. Youth Unlimited has partnered with Kigali Christian School (KCS) and generous partners like you to provide life-changing scholarships to the one-third of students at KCS who cannot afford their school fees. KCS offers students an exceptional education, training leaders in all fields to move Rwanda children, families, and their entire country forward. Every student at the school receives a hot lunch, but it is especially important for the sponsored students as this lunch may be the only meal they eat during the day. As well, Rwanda YFC employs a gifted social worker that communicates with the sponsored students and their families in order to work with them through the challenges that they face.

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