Tujenge Annual Report 2023

It has been an eventful year for the Tujenge Scholars. Long-time Program Director Benjamin Dickensheets returned to the U.S. in the Fall of 2022 to begin a PhD in Physics at Cornell University, and Carol Jean Gallo took on the role after five years as a teacher in the Scholars Program. Both Cohorts 6 and 7 benefitted from having special guests for class discussions, and all have shown tremendous growth in terms of academic aptitude and English proficiency……

Tujenge news march, 2024

In January 2024, the Tujenge Scholars Program welcomed a new cohort of 20 students chosen from an application pool of 191. They represent 7 of Burundian’s provinces, and during orientation week, they had the opportunity to get to know the scholars of cohort 7 and benefit from their mentorship and advice. This term cohort 8 is building a foundation in Tujenge’s core pillars: English proficiency, servant leadership, peacebuilding and dialogue, and critical thinking. In order to establish this foundation, students are taking classes in English communication, English writing, math and science, and digital literacy, as well as introductory seminars in liberal arts and peace studies.¬†