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Working/Volunteering with an NGO in Kigali

I am looking for opportunities to volunteer within aid organisations within Kigali in order to gain experience working in international development before I complete a masters.
12 years ago, April 23rd 2009 No: 1 Msg: #70668  
Hi Everyone,

I am hoping to come to Kigali in the summer and I am looking for work with an NGO.

I am interested in lots of things - the provision of health care, HIV education, womens access to birth control, developing small business enterprises, human rights, displaced people, etc. I am hoping to work there for at least 6 months, but I am having trouble finding a charty that I feel confident in. I will be travelling alone (female, 24) and was wondering if anyone knew of any NGO that might be willing to take me on board. Ideally, I would like to become really involved with the work.

I would appreciate any help, I have spent months looking and either come across dead ends or people offer me work but for one reason or another I don't feel entirely comfortable. I would like to be with an NGO where I would feel safe working, though I don't need anyone to hold my hand, so I don't want to go with a fee paying organisation.

Thanks in advance,
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12 years ago, April 23rd 2009 No: 2 Msg: #70670  
Hello Kate 😊

You could check the Classifieds Forum. Sometimes volunteer organisations advertise there.

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12 years ago, April 23rd 2009 No: 3 Msg: #70671  
Thank you I hadn't spotted that, new to the site. Had a look but can't see anything... Thanks for your help 😊 Reply to this

12 years ago, July 17th 2009 No: 4 Msg: #79881  
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hi kate
my orgins are in rwanda,and my aunty works for the british High Commission in Kigali she does come across many reputable NGOs she could be of some assitance to you
email me at Danjohnuk-At-Gmail-Dot Com then will give you more information.
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12 years ago, July 18th 2009 No: 5 Msg: #80009  
I just returned from Rwanda. It truly is a beautiful country.

I would recommend looking for stuff outside Kigali. I spent 7 days in Ruhengeri, and it was the most wonderful town I've vistited in my life. Take a look at www.projectrwanda.com - they're based in Ruhengeri. Don't know if they have any open positions or not.

Good luck! Reply to this

11 years ago, June 22nd 2010 No: 6 Msg: #113773  
N Posts: 1
Hi Kate,

I just came accross your message and i am currently looking for the same. I would like to know if you managed to find a project to work on in Kigali....thank you,

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11 years ago, June 24th 2010 No: 7 Msg: #113956  
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yeh me too want to know more Reply to this

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