12 Day Education Tour

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Understanding Rwanda. Learn about its history, people, culture, daily problems, personal actions and interactions.

While we don’t want our clients to miss out on Rwanda’s many diverse prime tourism attractions such as the world-famous Mountain Gorillas, we are strong advocates and facilitators of educational and experiential visits.

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Day 1: Kigali (introduction)

Historical exploration of Kigali, including landmarks from pre-colonial until post-genocide times. Then we have a very personal introduction to life in Rwanda by members of the Nyamirambo Women’s Center, finishing with an evening presentation on general development concepts and an introduction to the rest of the tour program.

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Day 2: Kigali - Gitarama - Kigali (Economic freedoms & Social opportunities)

Transfer to the headquarters of Food for the Hungry International with an introduction to their SME support programs. Visit several income-generating projects of Food for the Hungry International followed by a visit to Urukundo Home for Children, a model children’s village with a variety of social community services.

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Day 3: Kigali (Economic freedoms & Political freedoms)

Introduction to the services of CAPMER, the public support center for SMEs, followed by a discussion with professors and students at the Center for Entrepreneurship Development. Evening presentation by a parliamentary Senator on the political arena and democratic processes of Rwanda.

Day 4: Kigali - Rwinkwavu - Akagera NP (Social opportunities & Ecological security)

Transfer to Rwinkwavu Hospital in the east to learn about a model community health approach. Afternoon safari in Akagera National Park and discussion with staff of Akagera National Park on ecological security in and around the park.

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Day 5: Akagera NP - Humure - Akagera NP (Ecological security & Protective security)

Morning safari in Akagera National Park. Visit of Humure village to learn about the special challenges of refugee populations.

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Day 6: Akagera NP - Ndera - Kigali (Social opportunities & Transparency guarantees)

Visit to Les Enfants de Dieu in Ndera, a street children project modeled by the Rwandan government. Afternoon at leisure. Evening presentation by a representative of the Ombudsman on success stories in the fight against corruption.

Day 7: Kigali (Political freedoms & Protective security)

Visit to the Kigali Memorial Center, tour and introduction to reconciliation measures, then on to The Ministry of Defense for an introduction to Rwanda’s current security challenges.

Networking cocktail with invited guests from a range of institutions and organizations.

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Day 8: Kigali - Ruhengeri - Gisenyi (Economic freedoms)

Transfer to the Ruhengeri headquarters of Urwego / Opportunity International Microfinance Bank. Attend a trust bank meeting and visit to a micro credit client then we transfer to Gisenyi.

Day 9: Gisenyi (Social opportunities & Economic freedoms)

Morning presentation on the plight of the Batwa and visit to a community to learn about pottery and dance. Leisure time at the beach or pool. Evening presentation on the success of high quality community-based tourism in Rwanda.

Day 10: Gisenyi (Economic freedoms & Ecological security)

Boat excursion on the lake to learn about coffee, Rwanda’s number one export product. Leisure time at the beach or pool. Evening presentation by a representative of the Dian Fossey Gorilla Fund International on gorilla conservation.

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Day 11: Kigali - Bugesera - Kigali (Conclusion)

Excursion to the Rwandan Millennium Village in Bugesera to learn about holistic development interventions. Final discussions.

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Day 12: Farewell

Optional visits to crafts markets for souvenir shopping and, possibly, further social projects. Transfer to the airport and farewell.

End of the Tour.

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