The Grace Foundation - To catalyze support for Jesuit education in Rwanda.
The mission of the Grace Foundation is to catalyze support for Jesuit education in Rwanda. Our first project, St. Ignatius School, provides an academically excellent education in the Jesuit Catholic tradition to primary and secondary school students. We are committed to the holistic development of each student's character within a framework of Christian values in order to lay the foundation for a peaceful and just society. The core values of St. Ignatius School: Excellence, Faith, Integrity, Respect.
What is a Jesuit Education?
Founded in the year 1543, by St. Ignatius of Loyola, a Jesuit education is known throughout the world as educators dedicated to “finding God in all things,” exploring wide ranging cultures and academic fields. Jesuit education takes the whole person into account and fosters not only intellectual development, but also moral and spiritual growth. Intellect and faith are seen as complimentary, not contradictory. The Jesuit tradition values the richness and variety of human experience and is therefore dedicated to helping all students discover the deeper meaning and purpose in their lives while also finding their individual paces in the larger society. With a strong commitment to service and social justice, Jesuits educate “men and women for others” who develop their gifts and achieve at the highest possible level. There are over 60 Jesuit high schools and 28 Jesuit universities in the United States. St. Ignatius School is the only Jesuit school in Rwanda.