Our Story

This is a story of God’s faithfulness.

Wellspring officially began in July 2004 in response to the compelling vision of Rwandan Christians to rebuild their country following the 1994 genocide.

Wellspring founders Jeffery Komant & Richard Taylor were committed Christians and recent graduates of Trinity Western University who were born and raised in Africa. They were attracted to the Rwandan vision for an entirely different type of education that would empower a new generation of Rwandan leaders. Since then many committed and gifted teachers, leaders, support staff, volunteers, and donors have embraced the vision and joined the team.

Our work started with a tangible vision to partner with a church called Christian Life Assembly Rwanda (CLA-Rwanda) and build a model Christian school called the Wellspring Academy. In the past decade, we have completed the Academy, offered training to hundreds of Rwandan teachers, supported the growth of the Association of Committed Teachers (ACT) Rwanda, and launched our innovative School Development Program, that is currently improving education for 3300+ teachers and 175,000+ children in 124 schools. We are also actively engaged with local and national government and currently chair the Rwanda Education NGO Coordination Platform (RENCP).

Wellspring is entering a season of growth under the capable guidance of our CEO, Andy Harrington. In this next season, as part of Vision 2020, we envision increasingly becoming a catalyst for transforming education in Africa. In addition to our current work, we have started the Abundant Leadership Institute (ALI), a regional leadership program for “Christian educators with a vision to impact their schools”, and are working to share solutions with others.

Hope you will choose to be a part of our future!