Project #8861

HIV/AIDS avoidance in 150 Village young people

by Rwanda Village Concept Project(RVCP)
HUYE Health Clinic
HUYE Health Clinic

Rwanda Village Concept Project in collaboration with Huye district authorities and GlobeMed initiated a community health clinic at Rukira in HUYE sector. 

Prior to the clinic's creation, patients had to travel long distance to reach the nearest Sovu Health Center. The Health clinic is currently operational and provides basic health services. 

Since their 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. Furthermore, they have initiated a Maternal Health Education and Income Generation Program for 150 mothers in rural Huye that seeks to empower women and reduce malnutrition in their children.

  • Continue to improve the Huye Health Clinic, creating solutions to problems such as logistics and lack of medical equipment.
  • Expand upon the Maternal Health Education Program in order to ultimately provide holistic, sustainable healthcare to the poorest families in Southern Rwanda.

Another important project which is still in process is the medical students volunteering service. Rwandan and international medical students, as part of their medical clerkship, will perform weekly visits to the Health Clinic to help the nurses in the management of patients.

With the new Leadship of Rwanda Village Concept Project,the project" HIV/AIDS avoidance in 150 Village young people"  plans to set a new plan of action for the coming days.We are glad to thank all our donors who supported our activities in past and hope to keep sustaining the project.

Rwanda Village Concept Project (RVCP) is a non-governmental, non-political, voluntary organization. It is linked to other Village Concept Projects worldwide through the International Students Association of Village Concept Projects. The overall goal of RVCP is to provide sustainable improvement in the health and living standards of underprivileged communities at Village level and to develop the skills and knowledge of participating students.

The project" HIV/AIDS avoidance in 150 Village young people" is intended to increase the knowledge of 150 village young people about HIV prevention, sexually transmitted infections (STI's); reproductive health and methods of family planning in HUYE District.

-The project will work with the RVCP HIV/AIDS Awareness, Reproductive Health and Family Planning Program to reach the youth in anti-HIV/AIDS clubs to promote debates on sensitive issues in a friendlier environment.

-We will also carry out HIV education sessions in primary schools and in non-schooling youth in Southern Province of Rwanda. 

By working together,we aim to limit the spread of HIV/AIDS through education of the youth and raise their awareness about HIV/AIDS whilst fighting the stigma and discrimination that affect the people living with HIV and AIDS.

During the training
During the training

Under support of Rwanda BioMedical Center,the Rwanda Village Concept Project-RVCP in collaboration with Medical Students' Association of Rwanda and the Faculty of Medicine have organized a training on HIV Awareness and Malaria.The Dean of faculty of Medicine has officially opened the event by providing condoms and Moskito-nets to the trainees,medical students of Rwanda.The training was carried out at Butare,University of Rwanda,School of Medicine ,in Southern Province of Rwanda. 

This training will enable students as volunteers to feel motivated in keeping their Health initiatives in the Community of Rwanda.The volunteers will be able to train other young people in different ereas of Rwanda.Some of the trainees are the volunteers of the project"HIV/AIDS avoidance in 150 Village young people" that is intended to increase the knowledge of 150 village young people about HIV preventionsexually transmitted infections (STI's); reproductive health and methods of family planning in HUYE District.

Participants discussion
Participants discussion
Dean of Faculty talking about the condom
Dean of Faculty talking about the condom
Dean of Faculty talking to the Students
Dean of Faculty talking to the Students
BVDA Volunteers with RVCP volunteers
BVDA Volunteers with RVCP volunteers

Since 2000, the partnership between BVDA and RVCP has led to newly constructed latrines in their target villages, outreach teaching sessions in which thousands of young people have been educated. Additionally, it has supplied 1 net to every 6 people within the communities, with the aim of increasing this supply in the future.

This year BVDA have recruited 2 long term,Eleri and Emma,capacity builders who will work in a project support management role to help strengthen RVCP as an organisation. The focus will be placed on improving and implementing long term strategy, communication methods, monitoring and evaluation of projects and financial clarity by providing an in-depth needs assessment report, further tailored training, continued monitoring and evaluation and project specific related advice.

They have been here 6 months now with 2 left to go and for sure RVCP is making great progress.

Fashionista at the bike race
Fashionista at the bike race
Hard at work. (blogging!)
Hard at work. (blogging!)


International Participants with Kids in Village
International Participants with Kids in Village

The International participants-IPs while they were in R-VCP had an active role in the RVCP 5 projects ( HIV/AIDS awareness;Hygiene; Water and Sanitation; Malaria Prevention; Income Generation and gender empowerment ) and 2 initiatives{ MHEP and LCCM }.

In addition, IP’s and R-VCP members had time to socialize or entertain as a way of culture exchange and welfare of IPs while they were volunteering with RVCP.

Among social activities and entertainment are learning Kinyarwanda,tradition dance (Kinyarwanda Drama), making Tour of Butare (Market, Supermarket, Bars, Main restaurants, Hotels etc), cooking on stove,Physical exercises  (football match,…),visiting different places in the Country such as Genocide Memorial Site, National Museum and Tourism.

International Participant with Kids
International Participant with Kids
International Participant with Kids in water
International Participant with Kids in water
International Participants with RVCP Members
International Participants with RVCP Members

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Organization Information

Rwanda Village Concept Project(RVCP)

Location: Huye, Southern province - Rwanda
Website: http:/​/​
Project Leader:
Elie Mandela
Butare, Rwanda

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