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Help us with teaching and explore local culture in Gashora, Rwanda

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  • Last activity: 10 Jun 2024



 Min stay requested: at least 1 month



  • Description


    My Name is Ody and I am the founder of a non-profit organization that supports, educates and develops vulnerable children in Rwanda. This organization was founded in 2020 and has already started an ambitious renovation and extension project of a public school in Bugesera, a district of Eastern province Rwanda.
    Our mission is to provide a stable learning environment where the 1800 students can fulfill their academic potential, while ensuring that each child has unlimited access to clean drinking water throughout the school day and a nutritious daily lunch. By now we have installed STARLINK internet by Elon Musk, built a kitchen and two dining rooms, introduced fresh running water and a wholesome lunch, five days a week to each child. With fully installed electricity, pupils are able to undertake further studies at the end of the school day and do their homework in a safe, well lit and comfortable environment conducive to learning.

    With me there are 10 team members working for our foundation (Accountant, Nurse, Academic & Teachers Development Manager, Head of Discipline & Hygiene, IT Manager, Sports Coach, Chef & Lunch Coordinator, Store Keeper, Technician). We all are looking forward to welcome volunteers!

  • Types of help and learning opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities

  • UN sustainability goals this host is trying to achieve

    UN sustainability goals this host is trying to achieve

    UN goals
    No poverty
    Zero hunger
    Good health and well-being
    Quality education
    Gender equality
    Clean water and sanitation
    Affordable and clean energy
    Decent work and economic growth
    Industries, innovation and infrastructure
    Reduce inequality
    Sustainable cities and communities
    Responsible consumption and production
    Climate action
    Life below water
    Life on land
    Peace, justice and strong institutions
    Partnerships for the goals
  • Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Enjoy a powerful and empowering experience!

    Volunteers will have the chance to immerse themselves into the culture of Rwanda and have rural life experience. They can learn some Kinyarwanda from locals, learn to cook and enjoy local dishes.
    We believe that volunteers will learn many things while connecting to the locals and showing about themselves and about their culture.
    During their stay volunteers will be able to learn about the importance of education for the students as well as English is very important for them in order to be successful in the future.

    Unlike other NGO's, our main office is in the school and I am here every day supporting the children on site. For more information, please contact me. I look forward to welcoming you!

  • Projects involving children

    Projects involving children

    This project could involve children. For more information see our guidelines and tips here.

  • Help


    Our foundation focuses on developing the teaching skills required to deliver the national curriculum of Rwanda to the highest standards possible, increasing the number of students who pass their annual exams and continue to the next stage of their education.
    This is where we need the help of volunteers! Our school really needs your help:
    Our school has bright and enthusiastic students at the age of 6 to 19. We are looking for volunteers from all over the world to share their skills and experience to enrich our students' education and to guide our teachers. We’ll only get there with the support of our worldwide community. Join us on our journey!
    Important to know: The local authorities and people of Rwanda accept, support and appreciate foreign initiatives.

  • Languages spoken

    English: Fluent

  • Accommodation


    We have a volunteer home directly on the school premises. The accommodations are modern and comfortable. Each bedroom is equipped with one or two single beds, bedside table, wardrobe, desk and chair. Volunteers are sharing two bathrooms, equipped with 4 sinks, 2 showers and 2 toilets each. Shower and toilet is western standard with hot water. Furthermore, there is a living room with 2 sofas, a big kitchen table with benches and a western standard kitchen, equipped with gas stove and oven, microwave, kettle, drinking water dispenser, fridge, freezer and washing machine.
    Our school provides lunch from the school kitchen for all students and stuff. We provide Volunteers with 3 meals per day. Next market and small shops are outside the school premises within 5 walking minutes distance.

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    On the school premises are several volleyball fields, a basketball court and a football field. Students are eager to play and you are most welcome to join them.
    Gashora center is in walking distance. Here you can explore rural village life, trade on the market and talk to people.
    Also in walking distance is famous Bugesera Lake where you can find beautiful nature. Many local people and children love to come here to relax.

    As we are located 57km from Kigali, volunteers will have the chance to visit the capital and its places of interest such as:
    - Kigali Genocide Memorial Site
    - Belgian Peacekeepers Memorial Site
    - Niyo Art Gallery
    - Inema Art Center
    - Kimironko Market
    - Biryogo Car Free Food Street

    There are buses that can take you from Gashora directly to Kigali in an hour and a half.

    Furthermore, there are many national parks in Rwanda, for example Akagera National Park in the eastern region, Volcanoes National Park in norther region and Nyungwe National Park in the western region.


  • A little more information

    A little more information

    • Internet access

    • Limited internet access

      Limited internet access

    • We have pets

    • We are smokers

    • Can host families

  • How many Workawayers can stay?

    How many Workawayers can stay?

    More than two

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    Hours expected

    Maximum 4-5 hours a day, 5 days a week

Host ref number: 432845363867



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