Teaching in Kigali

Help educate Rwandan youth in Kigali. Education is key to a positive future and you can help provide it.

About this project

You can help as a reading partner or a teaching assistant in a school in Kigali.

If you spend 3-5 days helping here, your daily schedule can fit several ways: you can spend part of the day teaching and the other part as a combination of participating in clubs with the street kids on the projects (presently housed in rented accommodation or reintegrated and looked after by guardians/parents/relatives), visiting genocide survivors groups, and craft making groups formed by genocide survivors.

Main volunteering activities:
  • Teaching English, maths, health, life skills
  • Being a reading partner to improve confidence and literacy
Key information:
  • Volunteering work typically lasts for 3-5 days
  • Involves approx. 6 hours of helping each day
  • Available all year round
  • This volunteering trip blends well with nearby sightseeing and relaxation activities
  • This project is also family-friendly, but note that 15 is the minimum age for gorilla treks
Nearby fun activities
  • Kigali tour
  • Gorilla treks
  • Genocide memorials
  • Villages
  • Nature walks
  • Lake Kivu boat ride
  • Go in search of Golden Monkeys
  • Go on safari in Akagera National Park
  • Bike or hike the Congo Nile Trail along Lake Kivu
  • Scenic heli-flight
Successes to date:

Monitoring and evaluation indicates that only 1% of children entering the street kids rescue project were attending school and this rises to 98% after 1 year of participating in the project.

This project is for you if:
  • You are looking for a project that enables you to interact meaningfully with the local people
  • You would like an experience that has a tangible outcome for many children
  • You would like to combine teaching with participation in social activities
  • You have experience as a teacher (not essential but it is desirable)
  • You are interested in the lives and experiences of people from other cultures

This trip blends well with a lot of sightseeing and relaxation activities. Nearby activities: Kigali tour, genocide memorials, nature walks.

Suggested Trip Itinerary

Tremendous Teaching – 9 Days

Example Price: US$11,890 per adult

This luxury adventure enables you and your family to be amazed by gorgeous scenery, encounter the magnificent mountain gorillas, learn more about the appalling genocide at a memorial, and fall in love with the real treasure: the Rwandan people.

What’s more, leave a legacy by helping build a home for street-kids, giving them the right foundation to lift themselves out of poverty and have a bright future.

Trip Highlights

  • Leave a legacy as a family by building a home for street-kids
  • Spend two spellbinding hours (two treks) with mountain gorillas
  • Learn about the genocide in the moving memorials

Price Includes

  • Luxury accommodation throughout
  • Private transfers
  • Expert local guides
  • Breakfasts and meals as specified
  • Volunteering costs
  • Internal domestic flights
Note: Price excludes international flights

Sample Day by Day

  • Day 1: Arrive Kigali, met at airport and be transfered to your hotel, The Retreat​
  • Day 2: Private guided tour of Kigali and the genocide memorial (B)
  • Day 3-5: Teach in Kigali (B,L)​
  • Day 6: Transfer to Ruhengeri, visit Cultural Village, stay at Bisate Lodge (B,L,D)
  • Day 7: Gorilla trek (minimum age 15) (B,L,D)
  • Day 8: Gorilla trek 2, to a different gorilla family (minimum age 15) (B,L,D)
  • Day 9: Transfer to Kigali and fly home (B)
Note: This is a sample itinerary only

Note – this is purely a sample itinerary, designed to give you a flavour of the country, local volunteering projects, and nearby sightseeing activities. We delight in crafting trips to your exact preferences. Inclusions and exclusions may vary accordingly. You can customize this trip to suit your specific requirements, in fact any aspect of the itinerary can be altered, from excursions to accommodation.

Here are some suggestions to customize this itinerary:

  • Spend some time on Lake Kivu; take a boat ride, visit inspiring community cooperatives and moving memorials
  • Spot chimpanzees in Nyungwe Forest Lodge
  • Go in search of Golden Monkeys
  • So on safari in Akagera National Park
  • Bike or hike the Congo Nile Trail along Lake Kivu
  • Take a spectacular scenic heli-flight

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