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EXPERIENCE BBRWANDA

ABOUT US

Building Bridges with Rwanda is a non-profit organization designed to foster Rwanda's sustainable development initiatives through practical learning and action. We facilitate learning exchanges between change agents from the global North and local change agents. We create a platform where international visitors come to Rwanda and work side by side with their Rwandan counterparts to foster sustainable development.  In North America, we organize public education events that raise awareness about Rwanda’s development journey and provide a space for sharing stories and answering questions.

ABOUT US

Building Bridges with Rwanda is a non-profit organization designed to foster Rwanda's sustainable development initiatives through practical learning and action. We facilitate learning exchanges between change agents from the global North and local change agents. We create a platform where international visitors come to Rwanda and work side by side with their Rwandan counterparts to foster sustainable development.  In North America, we organize public education events that raise awareness about Rwanda’s development journey and provide a space for sharing stories and answering questions.

ABOUT US

Building Bridges with Rwanda is a non-profit organization designed to foster Rwanda's sustainable development initiatives through practical learning and action. We facilitate learning exchanges between change agents from the global North and local change agents. We create a platform where international visitors come to Rwanda and work side by side with their Rwandan counterparts to foster sustainable development.  In North America, we organize public education events that raise awareness about Rwanda’s development journey and provide a space for sharing stories and answering questions.

ABOUT US

Building Bridges with Rwanda is a non-profit organization designed to foster Rwanda's sustainable development initiatives through practical learning and action. We facilitate learning exchanges between change agents from the global North and local change agents. We create a platform where international visitors come to Rwanda and work side by side with their Rwandan counterparts to foster sustainable development.  In North America, we organize public education events that raise awareness about Rwanda’s development journey and provide a space for sharing stories and answering questions.

MISSION

To create, implement and support programs that directly improve the health and well-being of Rwandan communities.

MISSION

To create, implement and support programs that directly improve the health and well-being of Rwandan communities.

VISION

To facilitate learning exchanges between international visitors and local change agents to foster sustainable development in Rwanda.

OUR HISTORY

The idea to work in Rwanda was the result of a national campaign conducted in 2004, as the world commemorated the ten-year remembrance of the genocide in Rwanda. Remember Rwanda 10th Anniversary or (RR10) was held in ten cities across Canada; including Comox, Victoria, Nanaimo, Vancouver, Edmonton, Winnipeg, Montreal, Toronto, Ottawa and Halifax.  At each session, the audience was moved to tears when they learned how the preventable genocide was allowed to take the lives of more than a million people in only 100 days. The audience listened to the causes, the impact of the genocide in Rwanda and how Rwandans were rebuilding their society. People said to us: “We are sorry that Canada turned a blind eye and innocent lives were lost. What can we do as private citizens? how can we help? We took this as a call to action and decided to create a non-profit organization that will serve as a platform for collaboration between international visitors and local change agents, who were rebuilding their society. That is how Building Bridges with Rwanda was born.