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Volunteering in Rwanda

What VSO volunteers in Rwanda do

VSO recruits international professionals and Rwandan graduates to work on education and farming projects.

VSO education volunteers in Rwanda work on projects aiming to improve early childhood and primary education. They help enhance the abilities of local early childhood education teachers, primary school teachers, head teachers and local government staff.

Volunteers work in classrooms, in teacher training colleges and directly in communities. The aim is to build the demand for higher calibre learning, the local skills base, and ideas to support.

VSO livelihoods volunteers work with the most disadvantaged Rwandans. The majority of these people depend on farming as a source of food and income. They include young people, women and people with disabilities. 

Volunteers work to enhance Rwandans' skills, techniques and effectiveness as co-operatives and entrepreneurs. This means they can have more income, be more self-sufficient and be able to withstand the impact of climate change.

VSO volunteer Harvey speaks about his life in Rwanda and meets Damien Gregory, VSO Education Programme Manager and Papa Diouf, VSO Rwanda Country Director.


About VSO volunteering in Rwanda

Papa Diouf, Country Director, Rwanda

VSO Rwanda Country Director Papa Diouf

Dear Volunteers,

Welcome to Rwanda, country of a thousand hills.

With 11 million inhabitants, Rwanda is a fascinating country in the heart of East Africa characterized by a rich culture, charming traditions and breath-taking scenery, known to only by a few.

We've played a significant role in supporting the government of Rwanda get progressively closer to its development objectives since 1998. But much remains to be done. The government’s ambitious vision is to turn Rwanda into a middle income country by 2020.

Children and the young people that represent the biggest segment of the population still need to have better access to quality basic education and skilled development opportunities.

Women and people living with disability are still among the most vulnerable populations.

Want to help us build a knowledge economy in country driven by a daring development ambition? Come join us. Let's pull up our sleeves, share our unique expertise, and build a Rwanda without poverty!

Murakoze Cyane

Papa Diouf

Country Director

Volunteer stories

VSO volunteer Christiane Merz together with Celebral Palsy sufferer seven year old Samuel Bangamwabo

VSO disability adviser volunteer Christiane Merz with seven-year-old Samuel Bangamwabo

How to get in touch

If you wish to find out more about working in Rwanda, please contact our team at: vsorwanda@vsoint.org

VSO Rwanda
Commercial Building N.273, Umudugu, Imihigo village
Kimihurura, Gasabo, 
P.O. Box 4599, Kigali, Rwanda | Plot N.KG 625 Street 12
Office: + 250 788 300 940 

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