As part of the University’s commitment to provide meaningful volunteering opportunities and promote social responsibility overseas, in summer 2020 we launched Team Rwanda, our international volunteering project exclusively for students at The University of Manchester.
This is a partnership project between the University, University of Rwanda and Azizi Life, a social enterprise based in Rwanda. Azizi Life runs a number of community projects including supporting local artisans to build more sustainable practices and reach wider markets, and supporting adult literacy in the local community.
Due to the ongoing pandemic, this project has been running remotely. Details for summer 2022 are to be confirmed.
If the overseas project goes ahead, we will recruit 14 students and a Team Leader to volunteer in Rwanda for 4 weeks from mid-July to mid-August. The team will volunteer alongside Rwandan students from the University of Rwanda for the duration of the project and will be supported by a staff member from Azizi Life.
They will work in three sub teams:
This project is the successor to Team Uganda, which ran with the support of a generous donor between 2015 and 2019, and has delivered environmental, IT, community research and social enterprise projects and holiday camps to benefit children living on the street. The projects were in partnership with S.A.L.V.E. International, who have now become a Trusted Partner. They have been a great success and continue to make a real impact enriching the work of S.A.L.V.E.