Volunteer Rwanda

 

Volunteer Work Rwanda


Those undertaking volunteer work in Rwanda will be struck by the levels of poverty outside the major urban areas of cities like Kigali with around 39% of the population living below the poverty line. Overall, 92% of those poor living in rural areas. One contributing factor is that Rwanda suffers from a poor education system where only 68% of first-graders end up completing all six years of primary education. Nationally, 38 percent of children under 5 years are stunted and 2 percent suffer from acute malnutrition (wasting or low weight-for-height) not least because of low agricultural productivity. If you have ever been to Rwanda it is easy to see why, with the coutry bathed in steep hills making basic agriculture farming an inefficient burden.



Rwanda has a high orphan population which can be emotionally and physically demanding for the volunteer but it also needs to be sensitive to attachments the children will form with adults who care for them. As such, many volunteer work programs in Rwanda look for longer volunteer placements so the children don't have a conveyor belt of adults coming into and out of their lives every few weeks. Makes sense. There are also opportunities to teach in a country where the government commits only 3.07% of all expenditure to education, compared to the world average in 2018 based on 60 countries of 4.16%.


Please note that many volunteer opportunities in Rwanda have been put on hold because of travel restrictions related to the COVID-19 pandemic. Hopefuly they will be back up and running soon. In the meantime, if you run or know of a volunteer work project in Rwanda let us know by contacting here. We look forward to hearing from you!




Volunteer Work Rwanda: The Lighthouse Project

Volunteer Work Uganda


In a shameless bit of self-promotion, read this novel by the African Volunteer Network team about volunteering in Uganda. "Well worth the read especially for those working with non-profits abroad. In fact, it should be required reading."

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Volunteer Work Rwanda: Ubushobozi Project

Volunteer Work Rwanda: Ubushobozi Project


This project focuses on helping orphaned and/or head-of-household teenage girls in the Musanze area.

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Volunteer Work Rwanda: Rwandan Orphans Project

Volunteer Work Rwanda: Rwandan Orphans Project


The ROP is an orphanage and a centre for street children located in Kigali, Rwanda.

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Volunteer Work Rwanda: Embrace Rwanda

Volunteer Work Rwanda: Embrace Rwanda


Looking for volunteers with pre-natal care, early childhood development and teaching skills.

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Volunteer Work Rwanda: Hope Shines

Volunteer Work Rwanda: Hope Shines


Volunteer work in school holiday camps supporting orphans and vulnerable children in Rwanda.

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Volunteer Work Rwanda: Agahozo-Shalom youth village

Volunteer Work Rwanda: Agahozo-Shalom youth village


Long term volunteer work supporting vulnerable teenagers at the Agahozo-Shalom youth village.

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Volunteer Work Rwanda: Legacy of Hope

Volunteer Work Rwanda: Legacy of Hope


Locally based volunteer work in Rwanda improving living environments and educational outcomes.

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Volunteer Work Rwanda: Assumption Volunteers

Volunteer Work Rwanda: Assumption Volunteers


Volunteer work in Rwanda for qualified teachers together with orphanage and other opportunities.

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Volunteer Work Rwanda: Child Sponsor Rwanda

Child Sponsor Rwanda


Another way to volunteer in Rwanda is to do so by sponsoring a child there. Details of how to sponsor a child in the country with Rwandan child sponsor organisations, charities, programs and projects.

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Volunteer Work Rwanda: Rwanda Country Profile

African Country Profiles: Rwanda


In another of our African country profiles, find out all about Rwanda in a series of information articles, latest daily news, videos, and images together with volunteering and child sponsorship opportunities.

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