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Iteme Foundation
  • Kigali , Rwanda
Organization Description
Iteme Foundation is dedicated to promoting the socio-economic well being of disadvantaged and vulnerable children and young women by empowering them to live in a manner that allows for their adjustment into mainstream society.

Volunteering abroad is the most meaningful and inspiring way to travel. To spend a few weeks – or even months – of your life volunteering your time towards improving lives of a Rwandan family or child brings great rewards. In order to help people here, as well as inform the international community of challenges so many people are facing, we invite you from all around the world to come and experience land of a Thousand Hills which will capture your fascination and hearts.

As a young organization, we are flexible to tailor your work and experience to be the best possible. You are welcome to join in one of our many projects; we are always open to additional suggestions.…it’s all up to you! Show your skill, talent, and interests and further, aim to develop skills relevant to your life.

Here are some of our projects that you are invited to join;

Language Class

Volunteers on this program will take part in providing weekly language class for children in Kigali and in the local communities of Muhanga, which is located about a half an hour southwest of Kigali. Since curriculum focus has changed from French to English, many children, especially those who cannot access to education easily, are struggling with new curriculum. Volunteers will lead weekly English classes which focuses on reading, grammar, comprehension and conversation on different levels for children (a) who want to learn English but do not get chance and (b) who need help for their school works and further guidance for language study.

Mentoring Program

Volunteers on this program will take part in being mentors for children who need guidance and helps from more experienced and educated adults. Beyond empowering children of single mothers in local area, we aim for raising children as leaders in next generation Rwanda. Even though many children are benefiting from universal education carried by Rwandan government, there are still some children who are left out of these benefits due to inevitable situations. Even those who are being educated from school still need consistent helps and guidance for achieving their dreams. Volunteers will become mentors of these children (a) to encourage them to have further interests in studies (b) to help their homework and studies in general and (c) to advise and guide them to achieve bigger dreams and further career.

Finance and Business Class

Volunteers on this program will take part in providing two or three-time seminar through which women will earn basic knowledge regarding managing their business and finance. A majority of women our organization is supporting are running diverse business such as weaving and tailoring on a small scale. They are facing some challenges as they do not have enough prior experiences in running their business nor effectively managing their income . Therefore, volunteers on this program will lead several series of seminar which will offer women (a) knowledge about basic business skill such as setting a most proper price to maximize profits and (b) lesson on managing revenue and expenditure, saving for better consumption and investment for effective production.
Childcare / Children, Education, Women
Skills Needed
English , Basic computer skills such as word , Interest in non-profit/humanitarian activities
Accommodation Provided - Minimum Stay: None
Average Cost per Week ($USD)
$70 per week
Estimate only - contact this Organization for actual costs to Volunteer
  • Pre-Departure Orientation
  • Volunteer Hostel
  • Airport Pickup and Drop Off
  • Internet

Costs do not include Flights, Visas, Vaccinations, Insurance, Spending Money, 3-Meals-per-Day, 2-Meals-per-Day, 1-Meal-per-Day, Homestay, Local-Transport
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