Join us in Rwanda
Skills Exchange Trip
AHE offers a bi-annual trip for professionals seeking to experience Rwandan culture as a local might. Each trip is catered to the participants and clients, and after we do a skills inventory we match up with needs that might be pressing in Rwanda. The trips are centered around being of service while experiencing the beauty of Rwanda, and learning from the wisdom of this culture. Past trip participants have been business owners, donors, other nonprofit leaders, healthcare workers, social workers and therapists, and social entrepreneurs.
What you can expect…
Over the course of two weeks your life will undoubtedly change, as you witness the work that AHE and other incredible organizations are doing to help end the cycle of trauma. There is much more to Rwanda than the Genocide of 1994, and you will see an intimate side of the beautiful nation that includes world-renowned wildlife (see options to visit Nungwye forest birds and chimps, Virunga Mountain Gorillas, Akagera Game Park), some of the best coffee and tea you will ever taste (AHE is building out a coffee and tea tour in partnership with organic and fair trade farms in the Western province), and highly-skilled artisans who will offer first-hand glimpses into their weaving, pottery and jewelry-making. Additionally, and depending on your budget, you will have the opportunity to visit nearby destinations such as a safari in Kenya, hiking Mt. Kilimanjaro in Tanzania, exploring the island life and fascinating history of Zanzibar, and more!
AHE Founder and Executive Director, Sara Stender (who lived in Rwanda in 2009 and has returned many times since) will be leading the group through Rwanda. Each trip lasts between 9-15 days. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org with a letter of interest to be considered for one of the next trips.
Visit our Facebook page to see images from past trips!
Community Partners: Friends Peace House Rwanda, National University of Rwanda, Rwanda Resilience and Grounding Organization, and Rwandan Cultural Health Centre.
Previous Trip Participants
Dearing Davis, Reggie Tidwell, H’Sien Hayward, Jordan Salvatoriello, Scott Lamb, Lynn English, Mary Lynn Barrett, J. Eva Nagel, Sara Stender, Hannah Presser, Andy Gibbons, Josh Gibbs.