Our Partners

RVCP works in collaboration with a number of international partners, national organisations as well as international participants. Intent on fostering an atmosphere of cultural exchange and skill sharing, RVCP relish the opportunity to work alongside international volunteers from so many corners of the globe. RVCP’s partners are also vital to the work they complete, providing much needed funds as well as capacity building skills. Without their advice, help and presence RVCP could not complete the vital work it does.
International Partners

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Bristol Volunteers for Development Abroad (BVDA)

As RVCP’s longest standing partnership, BVDA has worked with RVCP for over 10 years in a number of ways. Currently supporting their main projects of Hygiene, HIV/AIDs, Malaria, Income generation and Pyramid, BVDA is dedicated to redefining the way students across borders effectively work together


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International Federation of Medical Students Association (IFMSA)
RVCP was initiated in 2000 by a partnership between medical students of the National University of Rwanda, the International Federation of Medical Students’ Associations (IFMSA).

  • RVCP Group in Frankfurt :RVCP-Frankfurt is primarily a network of former “IPs” – volunteers who have participated in the “Rwanda Village Concept Project” in Rwanda – and want to continue to be involved after returning to Germany for the project… Read more >>>
  • Kwizera e.V; Kwizera e.V has been working with RVCP for the past 3 years, targeting underprivileged families… Read more >>>
  • GLOBEMED: Since our partnership with GlobeMed at GWU started in 2007, the partnership has led to a refurbished health clinic with running water, electricity, and a new waiting room … Read more >>>
Local Partners

  • The University of Rwanda (UR) (www.ur.ac.rw)
  • The Ministry of Health (www.moh.gov.rw)
  • Population Service international (PSI)
  • Huye District, Southern Province of Rwanda
  • Association Rwandaise pour le Bien-être familial (ARBEF)
  • The World Health Organisation (WHO) country office
  • The World population fund country office
  • The Medical Student Association of Rwanda (MEDSAR) (www.medsar.org)
Currently RVCP are looking for other like-minded organisations across the world who would be interested in partnering with RVCP. We are on the search for organisations or student groups who share the same values of sustainable community development and cultural exchange and who would be interested in participating in RVCPs work, either through financial assistance, capacity/skills building or through volunteer placement schemes. As a student-run organisation, we are particularly interested in hosting other student volunteers from around the world. We value the skills and ideas that international volunteers bring to RVCP and we always welcome any groups or individuals who want to come and share their knowledge with us in any programme area. In return, volunteers will experience cultural exchange and learn about student led small-scale community development in one of the fastest developing economies in Africa.

Why partner with RVCP?

If your organisation or group decides to partner with RVCP and support one or more of our projects, you will become part of a dynamic, diverse charity who is working hard to reach out to the most vulnerable members of Rwandan society. Over the past year we have really developed the organisational capacity of RVCP and now we are looking to increase our numbers of partners. We value partners because of the opportunities it brings us in terms of knowledge sharing and advice. Not only can we receive financial support for our programmes, but we can also help build our knowledge of how effectively we can run RVCP as well as potentially receive volunteers for placements from some partners.

How can you partner with RVCP?

As with many charities, partners often support only one or two programmes. This allows them to focus their funding on areas they are particularly interested or qualified in. If you feel that RVCP works in an area that matches your organisations interests and values, and you want to enquire about partnering with RVCP, then please contact the RVCP Coordinator, for more information on rvcp_coordinator@yahoo.com. If you are interested in partnering in order to provide volunteers to work on particular RVCP projects, we welcome your interest and we ask you to email the Coordinator with your inquiries.