Be One Transformed
At Hope Haven Rwanda, we promote a culture of love and respect within our staff, faculty, students and the families that we serve. This is a critical part of our mission to transform Rwandan families through a holistic approach to education and discipleship.
As a member of an intern team, you will be able to experience the transformation that is happening first-hand, and to be the hands and feet of Jesus, demonstrating His love in Rwanda. As God uses you to serve others, you will be transformed as well!
Here is what you can expect when you serve as an intern at Hope Haven Rwanda:
- Total Immersion: immersing you in Hope Haven’s community development program established in Murindi, Rwanda, just 20 minutes from Kigali International Airport
- Personal Strengths: utilizing your strengths to continue and improve Hope Haven Rwanda’s ministry within the community
- Creating new self-sustaining projects: sustaining current projects or creating and building a new self-sustainability project within our organization
- Personal Development: granting you the opportunity to grow personally and spiritually as you serve in a foreign country
- Life of Service: inspiring you to start a life of service and love
May 31 – June 29, 2019
(Not including travel dates)
$2,000 + Airfare
This fee covers ground transportation to/from Kigali airport to the Hope Haven Rwanda campus, food, lodging, security, internet, translators, and other additional expenses while on campus.
It also includes an excursion to Akagera National Park for an African safari.
College-age students (age 17-22) are invited to apply.
Application and interviews required.
Activities and Projects
We are committed to serving our interns by providing the most incredible experience possible!
The goal is service, and there are many ways that we serve together.
Interns work alongside staff and volunteers to creatively develop programs or projects that will impact and involve the local Rwandans even after they leave. Here are some of the projects and activities which are part of most trips to Hope Haven Rwanda:
School is the primary platform for ministry at Hope Haven Rwanda. Interns will be assigned to one of our 17 classrooms to connect with one team of teachers and 45 students. Approximately two hours each day will be spent serving in the classroom alongside our teachers, and will include building relationships, teaching, games, puzzles and mentoring opportunities. Recess time will also be spent interacting with the students. 650 disadvantaged students attend the school , so there is plenty of opportunity for relational ministry based around VBS programs, games, sports, Bible studies, and one-on-one discipleship and field trips.
Service projects, home rebuilds, water access projects, community-wide worship events, children’s day camps, training on nutrition, hygiene, etc.
In 2019, we are holding our first Youth Camp. Interns will work alongside our youth pastor, assisting as needed in the organizing and overseeing the kids in Youth Camp.
As a large Christian school, we have many opportunities for Bible teaching each week. Weekly chapel services with 650 students participating, Bible classes, faculty and staff Bible studies and monthly community outreach events all provide ample opportunity for interns and volunteers to share testimonies or teach lessons.
Walk to Kabuga Market, hike to the neighborhood well, where many of the locals fetch water each day, shop in Murindi market.
Visit the Kigali Genocide Memorial, a place for remembering and learning, Church on Sundays in Kigali, explore the city of Kigali.
Shop at Kimironko Market, the largest market in Kigali, sample interesting local restaurants and other tourist attractions.
Interns will have the once in a lifetime opportunity to experience an African safari in eastern Rwanda, alongside the Tanzanian border. Giraffe, elephants, zebra, baboons, hippos and lions are just a few of the exotic animals native to this area. Remember to bring your camera and binoculars!
For more information contact Paige Steele at 913-307-6100 or firstname.lastname@example.org