There are numerous opportunities to volunteer in Musanze. To locate a specific NGO, please see the Non-Governmental Organizations page.
If you wish to help out or donate to a particular school in Musanze please see the Education section in our Business Directory to locate a school near you.
Fair Children Youth Foundation
The Fair Children Youth Foundation was established in 2003 in order to support and educate vulnerable groups such as deaf children and head of household women and children. The Foundation’s primary goals are; community awareness and education about human rights (primarily for women and children), mentoring women and child-headed households, early childhood development, primary schooling, literacy training for older children and women, special education for the deaf and children with other learning disabilities, education in trade associations and income generating opportunities, sustainable food projects, and emergency support for AIDS orphans and people affected by HIV/AIDS.
The Fair Children Youth Foundation is located along the road to Kinigi (please click here for specific directions) and is available to visit Mondays through Fridays, 9AM to 5PM. Their shop is also open during these hours and items that the deaf children and vulnerable groups have made are available to purchase. Come visit the friendly children of the Foundation and see where they live and study. They will be more than happy to show you around and give you an official name in sign language, but you had better have a thick skin because these children often give names according to your most striking physical attribute! An afternoon spent at the Fair Children Youth Foundation is likely to be one of the best and most memorable experiences you’ll have in Musanze!
For more information about the Foundation and visiting the children please see the Fair Children Youth Foundation page in our business directory.
The Ubushobozi Project is a non-profit organization that supports and empowers orphaned teenage girls from the village of Gashingiro, Rwanda. Through education and skills training Ubushobozi (which means “power” in Kinyarwanda) seeks to end the cycle of poverty they have experienced throughout their young lives. The girls are taught how to sew and make stylish bags, dance, use a computer, and to speak English.
The Ubushobozi Project house is available for guests to visit in the early afternoons Monday through Friday. The girls are typically working very hard in the mornings, but are happy to meet and entertain you later in the day. Their bags cost 10,000 RWF and you get to meet and spend time with the girl that made each individual sack.
For more information please visit the Ubushobozi Project page located in our business directory.