AVSI has been active in Rwanda since 1994, the year of the infamous genocide. Over the past two decades, AVSI has formed relationships with government authorities, local governments and community groups, which have opened up opportunities for collaboration on projects across sectors.
AVSI has longed pursued a multi-sectoral approach towards community development which enhances local leadership and fosters the relationships it has made with local authorities, schools and health centers while continuing to tap into traditional Rwandan values and structures to protect children and women. In Rwanda, AVSI is equipped with the internal policies, human resources, financial management, and accounting systems to manage projects of a wide range of size and complexity.
Today, AVSI manages projects to ensure that children and youth have access to quality education, medical care and psychosocial support. AVSI is also engaged with literacy, family strengthening, youth employment, workforce readiness and Child Protection.
Twiyubake is a USAID funded program, also known as Improved Services for Vulnerable Populations (ISVP), being implemented by Global Communities, together with AVSI Rwanda, Path, Partners in Health, and a host of local partner NGOs.
AVSI RWANDA is seeking to integrate AVSI’s successful Graduation Approach for at-risk, women-led households in rural communities. Since 2010, AVSI-USA has partnered with AVSI Rwanda to strengthen outreach and social-educational activities.