Friends of Ruanda e.V. was founded in 2006 as a non-profit organization. The projects that Friends of Ruanda realizes in Rwanda are developed together with the local partners and are intended to improve the living conditions of the population in a sustainable, long-term and unbureaucratic manner.
To ensure this, Friends of Ruanda e.V. works closely with its Rwandan partner organizations. Together we are involved in the following areas, among others:
- vocational training for young people
- resource-saving drinking water and energy supply
- medical care and support
- organization of small and medium handicraft enterprises
In recent years, various projects have been initiated and carried out in this way.
In 2008, with the establishment of the voluntary service weltwärts by the German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ), a further field of activity of the association’s work emerged, which over the years has become a permanent feature of the association’s work. Since then it was possible to involve numerous young people for twelve months in five different projects on site. In this way, our weltwärts volunteers have significantly contributed to strengthening the relationship between Rwanda and Germany and to improving mutual understanding in an increasingly globalized world.
Friends of Rwanda has more or less 100 members. They are represented by a three-member board:
- 1st Chairman: Eliphaz Ntibizerwa
- 2nd deputy chairperson: Katrin Liebler
- 3rd deputy chairman: Michael Liebler
In addition, the general assembly is another organ of the association, which meets at least twice a year and passes resolutions, as well as being informed about events in the association.