Volunteer in Rwanda

Help upskill and train community members to increase economic opportunity and reduce child abandonment.

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Background

Rwanda is a small, land-locked country located in east Africa. Bordered by Uganda, Tanzania, Burundi and the Democratic Republic of Congo, Rwanda has a population of 10.5 million people. The major economic sectors are tourism, mining and agriculture. The three official languages are Kinyarwanda, English and French.

 

We will be working with youth, young mothers and community members in one of the disadvantaged suburbs of Kigali. The objective of the program is to upskill our beneficiaries to help them qualify for better paying jobs.

 

One of the biggest challenges in the community we are working in is child abandonment due to the economic insecurity of their parents - especially among single parents and young mothers.

 

Many of the young people come from disadvantaged families – meaning the poorest

households. They have little opportunity to access computer lessons and often do not have basic computer literacy. The competitive educational and economic environment in Rwanda increasingly demands computer literacy skills. Computer lessons will give these young people the foundational skills to be able to compete favorably in the job market and work their way around educational activities. Having these skills will also contribute to their sense of empowerment in the job market, and empower their families and community economically. It will reduce poverty among young people and their households and enable them improve their lives. Stronger families leads to reduced chances of family breakdown and child abandonment.

 

What will you be doing in Rwanda:

1. Computer skills: We will teach young adults at the community hub basic computer skills to help them qualify for better paying jobs.

2. English Skills: English is the official language of Rwanda, however, many cannot speak it well. This creates challenges for our community members when it comes time to seek employement.

3. Saving skills: we will be working with a saving co-op to teach basic accounting and saving skills.

 

We will be working at Kigarama Community Hub:

This serves one sector of Kigarama in Kicukiro District in City of Kigali. It was created to

address high rates of child abandonment with the result that children end up in

orphanages. The children were subjected to high incidences of drug abuse and there was a lot of prostitution in the neighborhood.

 

Dates:

 

You are invited to join us on one of the following volunteer program dates:

 

February 22 - March 2, 2019

                       OR

March 1 - March 9, 2019.

See pictures from our last visit to the Rwanda Project in 2017!

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Frequently Asked Questions


What does the volunteer program include?

 

Simply put. EVERYTHING!

- Round trip flights from you home city to Rwanda and back.

- accommodations while in Rwanda

- All your meals while in Rwanda

- All transportation, we'll pick you up from the airport, drive you around while in Rwanda and drive you back to the airport when it's time to leave!

 

Does Venture 2 Impact accept donation matching?

 

Yes! We are verified parter with Salesforce.com and with Benevity. If you're a Salesforce employee or if your company uses Benevity, we can walk you through the steps required to gain donation matching and volunteer grants towards your involvement in our chartitable volunteer program.

Can I fundraise for this volunteer opportunity?

 

Yes, when you commit to joining a volunteer opportunity, Venture 2 Impact will give you access to your own fundraising page on http://donate.venture2impact.org. Through our website, you could raise funds, donate towards the project and track your donations. 

Why should I choose Venture 2 Impact?

 

Our model is grounded in connecting your skills with need that exist in communities that can't access those skills or can't afford to pay for them. As an educated and skilled professional, we believe that you should use your energy and volunteering time to share those skills and create a resilient community ... rather than the alternative, which is usually going abroad to do something that's not related to your skills at all (building a structure, painting something, etc).


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