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Rwanda is working towards becoming trilingual (with French and Kinyarwanda) and all teaching is now done in English. The Sisters in Rwanda have three secondary schools and are asking for volunteers to teach English, both in the school and to the young Assumption Sisters.

We have sent volunteers in the past to two rural schools: one in the village of Birambo, near Kibuye in the west of the country and the other in Rwaza, near Ruhengeri, which is nearer to the capital, Kigali. Both schools are high schools although the classes that volunteers will teach are mixed ages and abilities with students ranging from 11 to adult. Around the two villages are other projects that volunteers can become involved in, including an orphanage and a dispensary. Kabuye is the third school. 

Volunteer Requirements

Glenda in BiramboRwanda's recent tragic history is well-known and each person, adult and child, is marked by what has happened. Volunteers need sensitivity, maturity and patience, to be adaptable and able to live simply. They no longer need a good understanding of French.

Volunteers will be teaching in the classroom and a teaching qualification would be useful but not essential. Those with creative English and group skills can also take groups of young people for drama, clubs and creative arts through the school. They will also be teaching English to the young Assumption sisters.