ARM is a student-led charity based at the University of Glasgow. We began 2 years ago as a student-staff collaboration, in response to reports of the challenges faced by some students studying in Rwanda.
At the College of Medicine and Health Sciences, University of Rwanda, some students require support in order to raise the necessary funds for academic resources, tuition fees or accommodation. These students are training to be doctors, nurses, and other allied health professionals – and the trials presented by these challenges, are incompatible with an excellent, full-time, education. An endowment fund was set up for these students at the University of Rwanda, which ARM exists to support.
We regularly undertake laptop drives, supply academic equipment, and fundraise with student groups in order to raise money for the endowment fund. In doing so, we’d like to enable all healthcare students at the University of Rwanda to reach their full potential.