Founded in 2008, Sanejo, [pronounced SAA-NEH-JO], originates from two shortened words in Kinyarwanda, one of the official languages of Rwanda. “Sana” comes from the verb “gusana” meaning ‘to rebuild’, and “ejo” which means ‘tomorrow’.
Sanejo, through the promotion of education, aims to support communities transiting from war to peace or facing abject poverty. To ensure that all children have a happy and safe place to learn, support is extended to local communities to reconstruct and expand schools. Through local and international partnerships connecting donors with grassroots organizations, Sanejo aims to create sustainable relationships that will strengthen fragile post-conflict societies. Through this support, project partnerships will promote education, health and understanding by working with local communities directly.
Sanejo helped Shyogwe Diocese to build Ntenyo School. This project reflects the vision of David Mwambari’s grandfather who worked hard to provide education for future generations. Unfortunately, his life was cut short during the genocide before he could complete this dream. Now, the enthusiastic community and Sanejo desire to continue the tasks he began. Sanejo in partnership with Y-GAP and the Ntenyo community are working to complete and equip the school, hold health awareness workshops and provide English language skills to both teachers and students.