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What We Do



Residential Care

Providing permanent, residential care to a small number of severely disabled children (currently seven). This includes feeding, playing, personal care, daily physiotherapy and educational activities such as gardening and hen keeping. 

On-going day care

Offering short-term residential and on-going day care to disabled children in the area. This provides respite for families and allows many to use the time for income-generating activities.

Formal Trainings

Training families, neighbors and the wider community how to care for children with disabilities. Information on feeding, washing, playing and sourcing local necessities takes place both at the center and through community visits. 

Skills Transfer

Skills-training for higher-functioning, older disabled children and their families to enable them to generate an income, for example in basket-weaving and doll-making. (A project currently in its infancy)

Free Medical Care

Providing free medical care and follow-up home visits is one of our major activities. We offer transportation to health centers and ensuring children access to required long-term drugs.


We provide advocacy and awareness-raising about the rights of disabled children to local community groups, educators and district authorities in the Bugesera district.

In Rwanda or planning a visit?

Come and see AVEH Umurerwa! We’re just a 30 minute ($1) bus-ride from the capital, Kigali. We’ve had many local and international visitors to our center, the children love new people to play with and we promise you’ll be charmed by the youth of Bugesera.


You Can Help

Like most NGOs, AVEH Umurerwa primarily needs funds. If you are interested in making a donation, money can be sent via MoneyGram (please email us for more details). To ensure transparency, we will send you scanned receipts, a short report on how your money was used and are happy to spend donations in line with the donor’s wishes.

AVEH Umurerwa welcomes anyone interested, wherever you are in the world, to hold a fundraiser, run a marathon or do whatever you can to benefit the disabled children of Bugesera.

We appreciate any help, no matter how small – a little bit of money goes a long way in Rwanda.

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