Twenty-six years ago, the 1994 Genocide Against the Tutsi tore Rwanda apart, creating a "lost generation" of youth. Remarkably, in its aftermath the nation created a neighborhood court system that processed nearly a million perpetrators with the aim of both justice and forgiveness. Rwanda’s progress is miraculous, yet the cycle of poverty threatens the safely and future of a generation of youth. Today, Rwanda Rise is helping a lost generation learn a specialized trade, such as welding, culinary arts, sewing, masonry, and hairstyling, in addition to entrepreneurship.
Rwanda Rise's training center is in the epicenter of Africa’s most remarkable turnaround story.
MARKETABLE SKILLS FOR A LOST GENERATION
Pictured: Josephine, a graduate of Rwanda Rise's Hope Vocational Training Center
TRANSFORM LIVES WITH RWANDA RISE
Discover the Opportunity
Rwanda is the rising star of Africa, but young people need a hand up to thrive.
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Fund a project that helps a student receive the skills they need for a sustainable future.
Change Lives Forever
Watch your support transform the lives of students and their families.
WHAT I LOVE ABOUT RWANDA RISE!
Vocational Training | Values-based Mentoring | High ROI
"Young Rwandans living in deep poverty have dreams of a better life. What they most need is a way to gain a skill, a sustainable income and a future filled with hope and possibilities. Rwanda Rise exists to support that opportunity."
- Dustin Brumbaugh, CEO and Professional Investor,
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THE STORY OF RWANDA RISE STARTED WITH COMPASSION.
Rwanda Rise came into existence because of one man's passion and vision to rescue the orphans and widows of the 1994 Genocide against the Tutsi. Hear Louis recount the story of one little boy whose life was forever changed by the work of Emmanuel Sitaki and Rwanda Rise.
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OUR HOPE VOCATIONAL TRAINING CENTER IS LOCATED IN RWANDA, AFRICA'S MOST REMARKABLE TURNAROUND STORY.
Twenty-five years ago the 1994 genocide against the Tutsi tore Rwanda apart. Remarkably, in its aftermath the nation created a neighborhood court system that process nearly a million perpetrators with the aim of reconciliation, not punishment. Learn More
2ND FASTEST GROWING ECONOMY IN AFRICA
11TH SAFEST COUNTRY IN THE WORLD
PERCENTAGE OF WOMEN IN PARLIAMENT
Pictured: Innocent, Culinary Arts Instructor at Rwanda Rise's Hope Vocational Training Center
Rwanda Rise is grateful for the financial support providing by these organizations
OUR FINANCIAL PARTNERS
WHEN YOU PARTNER WITH RWANDA RISE, IT CHANGES LIVES
Organizations you know and trust, like World Vision and Compassion International, send their sponsored youth to Rwanda Rise for vocational training and spiritual formation.
Pictured: Instructor and administrator work together at Rwanda Rise's Hope Vocational Training Center in Rwanda
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