ASEF covers the sponsorships of tuition and school materials to vulnerable and bright students in secondary schools. ASEF used to meet with sponsored students at their districts and schools only. It is in that context that ASEF had the curiosity to start visiting sponsored students at their homes in order to know where they spend their holidays, what they do and with who they live together.
This activity started this year (2019) and ASEF staff travel together with students from their schools up to their homes. It is interesting to reach in a new village and home; students and their parents are very welcoming. During home visits, ASEF sees the real life of students with their families and it helps ASEF to have fruitful conversations with students during meetings they have at the end of each term.
In 2019, ASEF conducted 60 home visits in all Rwandan provinces. It is a good experience and ASEF is happy to continue the activity since it increases the interaction between ASEF, students and their families.