The UNHCR’s theme for World Refugee Day 2023 was Hope Away From Home: A World Where Refugees Are Always Included. This theme aligns perfectly with Mondiant Initiative’s mission and vision.
Our team traveled to Rwanda for World Refugee Day, participated in event activities at multiple camps across the country, listened to the stories of our students, and handed out twenty new scholarships to bright refugee students. With your help, we delivered hope to twenty new families on a day that means so much to millions of people across the world.
On behalf of our team and students, thank you for making this possible; we couldn’t have done it without you!
Founded by Mondiant Dogon, who, as a refugee in Rwanda, was the beneficiary of a helping hand that allowed him to rise above the tragedy of his country’s strife and earn a college education, the Mondiant Initiative is supporting refugees in an area that isn’t sufficiently addressed – education.
Education is how we equip future generations with the tools they need to actively create positive change in communities around the world.
By investing in education through our scholarship program, we’re ensuring that these refugee students will gain access to unlimited opportunities and be empowered to live their dreams. Because “those we throw away are diamonds”, indeed.
We’re creating pathways to self-sufficiency through education, vocational training, and apprenticeship through the lens of in-country workforce development and community building.
Mondiant’s tragic story was introduced to the world with his book Those We Throw Away Are Diamonds. It continues with Mondiant Initiative, a non-profit he built to support other refugees along the same path of freedom.
We’re supporting refugees in a way that isn’t sufficiently addressed. We’re operating where a critical gap exists and are determined to address it regionally and then globally.