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LU Students Raise Money to Build School in Rwanda

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Reporter: Melinda Zosh

Lynchburg, VA - Liberty University students got to see the fruits of their labor this month after a school they funded in Rwanda opened.

Thirty-seven students got to go to school for the first time after students raised $24,000 to construct the building, furnish it and give the kids school supplies.

The money also pays one year salaries for a teacher, an aide and a person to walk the kids to school each day. The campaign started after 19 students went to Rwanda and saw the needs there.

"They had never been to school before and so being able to go to school and have a uniform that's theirs and sit in the school with the teacher, they were so excited," said LU student Jennifer Allen.

Liberty has planned future trips back to Rwanda in November and March of next year to help more people there. Fundraising campaigns are now in the works for those trips.

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