New Life Christian Academy, on Saturday, November 13 held a graduation ceremony for 106 students who sat for the 2020/2021 Primary and Ordinary Level national examinations, an event that coincided with the 10th anniversary of the opening of the secondary school.

New Life Christian Academy is a primary and secondary school, and it is one of the educational campuses of Africa New Life Ministries, an organisation which sponsors over 10,000 children in Rwanda, from primary to university.

To date, the school is proud to have made a difference to thousands of lives and families.

Sponsored students have risen above and are now contributing to the development of the country, the continent and the world at large.

The ceremony was held on the school campus in Mukarange sector, Kayonza District and was attended by school authorities and staff, partners, sponsors, parents and the Governor of the Eastern province, Emmanuel Gasana, who was the guest of honor.

All graduates passed in first division, a success attributed to the excellent commitment of teachers and parents despite the Covid-19 pandemic.

The best performers at both levels were awarded with laptops and scholastic materials while the best teachers received medals.

During the event, Pastor Fred Katagwa, the Executive Director of Africa New Life Ministries, congratulated the students on their success, as well as recognising the educators and parents who have done so well to assist the children achieve good grades.

He noted that discipline and obedience are some of the academy’s core values, aiming at producing people who can make a significant impact on the development of their families, churches and the country.

“Love and obedience are the foundation of everything, and every child should have a dream and vision. No child should drop out of school, because education is very important for survival and good livelihood in society,” he said.

The governor of the Eastern Province, Emmanuel Gasana, recognised the school’s contribution to the education of Rwandan children.

When students are morally and spiritually prepared, Gasana said, they will be able to avoid negative attitudes, but will be characterized by discipline and strong values.

“The country needs well-educated children who are able to contribute to its vision. Every person should have enough knowledge, ambitions and goals. Educators should assist learners grow with good character and positive values,” he noted.

Africa New Life was founded in 2001 with a mission to change the lives of Rwandans through acts of compassion, with a deep passion for breaking the cycle of poverty through education.