Elias Musabyimana VSO Rwanda national volunteer EQUECER project
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From school drop-out to superstar: How Elias saved 45 children's education

Elias Musabyimana was just ten years old when he survived the 1994 Genocide against the Tutsis. It left him deeply traumatised - but determined to dedicate his time, skills and energy to making a better world.

Children playing. Nyamasheke, Rwanda.
VSO/Mussa

Levelling the playing field in early learning - Let's Learn Through Play

Here volunteer Anisa Hay from the USA talks about her role on our ‘Let’s Learn Through Play’ programme in Rwanda. The programme is funded by the Lego Foundation and promotes play-based learning as the foundation of early childhood education.

Volunteer Jessica Sucgang mentoring trainee teachers, Rwanda
Jessica Sucgang

Amplifying the voice of the community in Rwanda

Jessica Sucgang, an experienced teacher from the Philippines, volunteered with VSO’s Building Learning Foundations programme in Rwanda. Read about her experience mentoring teams of national volunteers as part of a programme aiming to improve basic education in Rwanda.

A teacher shares best practice as part of the Building Learning Foundations project in Rwanda
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How one volunteer is making a difference to school children in Rwanda

Melba Pyne, 56, from Colombia, recounts her experience volunteering with VSO in Rwanda where she coached head teachers, both in country and remotely, after the pandemic cut her placement short.

Teacher in Rwandan classroom for SSRR project May 2018
VSO/Massa

Getting children ready to start school in Rwanda

VSO is changing the future of education in Rwanda through helping prepare children for school, training teachers and classroom refurbishment.

Beekeepers and members of the Umutsuma Co-Operative in Nyenyeri Village, Ngororero District, Rwanda.

Progress is sweet for Rwanda's beekeepers

The 'Busy Bee' cooperative are living up to their name. Beekeeping start-up kits and training in business skills, provided by VSO, have helped this group of 26 producers boost their income and entrepreneurial skills.

Schoolchildren, Rwanda
Alice Kayibanda

A day in the life of Rebecca Clark, education leadership adviser, Rwanda

Rebecca Clark, a deputy head teacher from inner-city London, swapped the concrete jungle for greener pastures in the leafy district of Rusizi, Rwanda. She spent two years volunteering on a project supporting the development of education leadership across thirty schools.

Jo Doyne playing with children from Ngwino Nawe village,
Mussa Uwitonze

Building a brighter future for children with disabilities

Volunteer Jo Doyne is based in western Rwanda, supporting teachers to provide appropriate teaching to children with special needs. She talks to us about her work with Ngwino Nawe, a special needs school.