Building a better future, together
The idea was born in the Nyungwe Forest. Some of us were visiting this national park in July 2016, and we decided to consider our futures. We had a long discussion that night about maybe trying to create a cooperative or a program for our community.
That night the idea for Rungano-Ndota was born!
Some of us had known each other for many years, even since primary school.
Some of us survived in 1994. Some of us were involved with other community efforts together.
We all had roots in Ruhango.
The Leadership Team picked Clement Niyongira to be our first President, and Camarade Dusabimana to be our first Coordinator. Some friends in the USA agreed to raise some funds,
and their effort developed into Rwanda Youth Partnership. We visited other NGO’s to see
different approaches, and we made our plans.
In January 2017 Rungano-Ndota opened with 60 vulnerable youth from Ruhango District!
Our dream became a reality.
A few months later we joined Beimpuhwe Organization, which opened its doors to give us
a start-up home. Since then the Leadership Team has grown, and seven now
serve as full-time staff.
We have come a long way from the Nyungwe Forest!