The Power of a Footbridge
When rivers swell, walks to school, the doctor, work, or the market become life-threatening without a bridge to cross. In these locations, footbridges become catalytic solutions – providing connection between resources and services and the people who most benefit from them.
This single intervention addresses a myriad of symptoms and leverages a broad range of interventions to create transformative impact for rural communities.
Solving rural isolation globally begins in Rwanda
In a first-of-its-kind partnership, Bridges to Prosperity is working with the Rwandan Government to create a national program that will create a country-wide network of last-mile connectivity, linking every rural Rwandan with the services and resources they need to thrive.
Prior to the Shagasha Footbridge being completed, most of Illuminee’s students were unable to attend class during the rainy season due to flooding. Since the completion of the bridge, Illuminee has witnessed a significant improvement in the academic performance of students who live across the river. Today, the classrooms at Shagasha School are full and students safely attend school year-round. Watch the below video to hear Illuminee speak about the impact the Shagasha Footbridge has made on her students.