Our Mission

We support a community in a remote and rural part of Rwanda, working through local NGO Gihombo Forward (GiFo) to provide Early Years education, to develop basic community healthcare and to support villagers in developing business ideas to generate sustainable incomes and be self sufficient.

 Photography on this website by Junichi Watanabe & VRUK Trustees

Photography on this website by Junichi Watanabe & VRUK Trustees

Background

We are a small group of trustees working to support a community through a Nursery School and Children’s Centre in the isolated village of Gasundwe and the surrounding area of Gihombo. Situated on the shores of Lake Kivu in Western Rwanda, Gasundwe has so far been by-passed by the enhanced national infrastructure.

Village Rwanda UK (VRUK) was founded in 2011 and became a registered charity in 2015.

 

Registered Charity Number 1162004
 

 

 

How you can help

By becoming a regular donor, or just making a single donation, you can support the progress of the community to self-sustainability.

The head teacher and assistants are already working with Early Years children in the new school, funded by donations and completed in 2016. The feeding programme of protein porridge continues to nurture these young children.
The new building houses not only the Nursery School, but provides a Community Centre to increase its outreach potential to promote family health. Our latest projects include the provision of bio-composting latrines for the Community Centre, basic healthcare education and nutrition education for parents. 

More importantly, a range of income generation projects are now underway, the first of which has been the building the village passenger and cargo boat operated by the village business cooperative.