Coronavirus (COVID-19) impact on World Vision operations
In support of public health recommendations outlined by the World Health Organization, some sponsorship program activities have been temporarily suspended due to COVID-19. Activities may include sponsor queries and correspondence, sponsor visits, gift notifications and gift deliveries. These temporary suspensions may affect the information you receive from us in the coming weeks and months. Learn more
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World Vision began operations in Rwanda in 1994 in response to the humanitarian crisis caused by the genocide. In 2000, the mission moved from relief to long-term development and supporting children in Rwanda. Today, we impact the lives of more than one million Rwandans with a focus on the most vulnerable children and women.
Some of our recent accomplishments in Rwanda include: giving access to handwashing facilities to 638,227 people and sanitation facilities to 256,526 people; activities aimed at ending violence against children for 45,854 children and youth; medical consultations for 32,489 people through projects supported by World Vision; teaching financial literacy and giving access to small loans for 23,104 people; and providing agricultural resources such as small livestock and seeds to 17,976 people.
Though Rwanda has one of the highest primary school enrollment rates in Africa, completion rates are low and students who do complete school often lack skills needed for successful employment. We train teachers and support learning centres where students can use computers to improve their skills. We provide vocational training and assist the most vulnerable children with scholarships, so they can stay in school.