General information on Rwanda


Rwanda is still recovering from the mass killings that deeply shattered the African nation in 1994. Over recent years, many human development figures, including the infant mortality rate, have noticeably improved. However, a number of challenges still remain. SOS Children’s Villages aims to help the Rwandan children and young adults to grow up in a safe environment and lead a dignified life. In Rwanda, there are currently four SOS Children's Villages, an SOS Youth Facility, four SOS Kindergartens, four SOS Hermann Gmeiner Schools, three SOS Medical Centres, two SOS Vocational Training Centres, as well as four SOS Social Centres.

Having lunch - photo: F. Einkemmer
Having lunch - photo: F. Einkemmer
The Republic of Rwanda is a country situated in Eastern Africa. Ethnic tensions between the Hutu majority and the small, dominant Tutsi minority have marked the country’s history.

Dancing - photo: M. Peru
Dancing - photo: M. Peru


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