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An Evening with Friends at HiHO Brewery

Join us at HiHO!  On Thursday evening Aug 22nd, HiHO Brewing (1707 Front St, Cuyahoga Falls, OH) will be hosting FRE from 5:30-9:30.  Stop by for a beer, try out the new food offerings (Pizza Kitchen now open, dough and sauces made from scratch daily), and learn about the latest progress made on the happenings [...]

By |2019-07-26T15:54:53+00:00July 26th, 2019|events-blog|0 Comments

Summer 2019- What’s Happening with FRE?

Hi friends- Happy summer.  We are so excited about the progress made on the construction of the school in Rwanda.  If you haven’t had the opportunity to check out the pictures on  our website (FriendsofRwandanEd.org) or our Facebook page, please do so, and you’ll see why we are so excited.  Thanks to all who are [...]

By |2019-06-05T14:49:27+00:00June 5th, 2019|events-blog|1 Comment

Run For Rwanda

Join us for a Hudson, Ohio run like no other! Run for Rwanda will take place Father's Day weekend - Saturday, June 15, 2019, at 8:30am. Sign up here: https://runsignup.com/Race/OH/Hudson/RunforRwandaHudson.    Lace up with Dad, and get ready to run on a beautiful trail through Hudson Springs Park, adjacent to Seton Catholic School. Loop [...]

By |2019-05-15T12:11:15+00:00April 10th, 2019|events-blog|0 Comments

Building Underway—the RWANDAN way!

Building Underway—the RWANDAN way! We are VERY excited to share our enthusiasm for the long awaited beginning of the building of St. Antoine’s Secondary School! And according to Fr. Jean, boots on the scene, he wants us to know that the construction in Rwanda will be very different from typical construction in the [...]

By |2019-04-10T11:30:50+00:00January 24th, 2019|events-blog|0 Comments

Wine Tasting @ THE WINE MILL 10.18.18

Friends of Rwandan Education WINE TASTING BENEFIT with FR. JEAN BOSCO 4 small plates with 4 wine tastings for $50 Thursday, October 18th 6:30-8:30 PM The Wine Mill 4964 Akron Cleveland Road Peninsula, Ohio Limited Seating – RSVP by October 15th to akpaulus3@yahoo.com Pay at the door – MC & Visa accepted. [...]

By |2019-04-10T11:31:02+00:00October 2nd, 2018|events-blog|0 Comments

Fr. Jean is Visiting: See his schedule here

The FRE Board of Directors is pleased to announce a fall visit with Fr. Jean!  He arrived on Wednesday, September 13.  He will be praying Mass and preaching at different parishes and locations throughout the dioceses of Cleveland and Youngstown.  Confirmed dates are as follows: September 23:  St. Mary, Chardon, all Masses September 26:  [...]

By |2019-04-10T11:31:11+00:00September 5th, 2018|events-blog|0 Comments


On Monday, July 31st, we held our 2nd Annual Concert at the HiHo Brewing Co. in Cuyahoga Falls, OH.  Our thanks to Ali & Jon Hovan, owners; to Kira & Jeff, Worship Leaders at Immaculate Heart of Mary; to all our patrons who came out to enjoy a great summer night of fabulous beer, [...]

By |2019-04-10T11:31:19+00:00May 15th, 2018|events-blog|0 Comments

Wine Tasting Event a Huge Success!

Wine Tasting Social A Huge Success! FRE hosted our first wine tasting social on Friday, April 20th from 7-9 PM at 750ML Wines in Brecksville. The cost was $40 per person, with a portion of the proceeds benefitting FRE’s construction project of St. Antoinne’s School in Rwanda. Our thanks to a great turn-out of [...]

By |2019-04-10T11:31:49+00:00May 9th, 2018|events-blog|0 Comments

Fandira Murinzi

Fandira MURINZI Fandira came to the Burke family in Hudson, Ohio, from Rwamagana, Rwanda. Since his arrival in the United States three years ago, he has touched the hearts of everyone he meets. Now 18 years old and a senior at Walsh Jesuit High School, Fandira has been voted vice president of the National [...]

By |2019-04-10T11:32:02+00:00January 1st, 2017|Bios|0 Comments

Danai Gakuru

Danai GAKURU I have lived in Aurora, Ohio, with my host family for three years. I graduated from Walsh Jesuit High School in 2016, and I now attend Cuyahoga Community College and recently completed the English as a Second Language Certification. My plan is to study nursing, because I like to help others who cannot [...]

By |2019-04-10T11:32:09+00:00January 1st, 2017|Bios|0 Comments