Organization of the Week: Sanejo

Sandra Appiah May 02, 2011

The story behind the idea of Sanejo is what makes this non profit organization one to be inspired by. The organization was founded by David Mwanbari, a survivor of the 1994 tragic Rwandan genocide that took the lives of about a million Rwandans.

Mwanbari’s grandfather, Mzee Joseph, who was killed in the genocide, was a big believer in education and joined hands with his Ntenyo community and started building a school for children in 1960’s. After his death, Mwanbari was determined to revive his gradfather’s dream, and in 2009 founded Sanejo.

Sanejo, through the promotion of education, aims to support communities transiting from war to peace or facing abject poverty. To ensure that all children have a happy and safe place to learn, support is extended to local communities to reconstruct and expand schools. Through local and international partnerships connecting donors with grassroots organizations, Sanejo aims to create sustainable relationships that will strengthen fragile post-conflict societies. Through this support, project partnerships will promote education, health and understanding by working with local communities directly.

Brick By Brick from David Mwambari on Vimeo.

To learn more about Sanejo and to contribute towards its mission, please visit

Last Edited by: Updated: June 19, 2018


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