- To improve the general sanitation of villagers
- To reduce the prevalence of Malaria
- To educate the community on the prevention of HIV/AIDS, STI’s and unwanted pregnancies
- To raise awareness of family planning methods
- To promote a human-rights based development approach
- To empower citizens to effectively manage natural resources of their environment by establishing effective income generating activities
- To educate national and international students on development aid projects.
RVCP focus on health to promote sustainable and responsible interventions at village level to encourage self-reliant, community-orientated and informed citizens.
Who We Are
Rwanda Village Concept Project (RVCP) is a non-governmental, non-political, voluntary organisation run by students at the University of Rwanda (UR).
RVCP was founded in 2000 by a partnership between medical students of the National University of Rwanda, the International Federation of Medical Students’
Working with students and local volunteers is a key part of the foundation upon which RVCP was built as it strives to increase awareness and develop students’ problem solving skills, aptitude for fieldwork and project planning abilities. Furthermore, RVCP fosters an atmosphere of cultural exchange and skill sharing by working alongside international volunteers.
Our organisation forms part of a worldwide network of Village Concept Projects, established in 1998 by the International Federation of Medical Students Association (IFMSA) and the World Health Organisation (WHO) in Geneva. We also work with partner organisations based all over the world including Britain, American, Germany, Sweden and Denmark.