Event Recap- Test 3 (Olivia)

2023 All-Country Conference CorpsAfrica hosted its second All-Country Conference in Kigali in June 2023. We brought together a diverse group of individuals from across the continent around the theme of Youth Shaping the Future of Africa. The exciting and engaging week-long program provided the opportunity for participants to gain a deeper understanding of CorpsAfrica’s model for […]

Six Weeks of Transformation- CorpsAfrica’s Pre-Service Training

Written by CorpsAfrica/Rwanda Volunteer Mr. Steven Nshizirungu The six weeks of training I’ve undergone have been an eye-opening journey, immersing me in principles of community development that resonate deeply with the core values of Asset Based Community Development and Human-Centered Design. These lessons have fueled my excitement and curiosity as I look forward to my […]

From Dream to Reality: My Heartfelt Journey as a CorpsAfrica Volunteer

Written by CorpsAfrica/Rwanda Volunteer Ms. Jeannette Uwiringiyimana Application process I became interested in becoming a CorpsAfrica Volunteer after learning about CorpsAfrica’s mission and their approach. This mission greatly motivated me, and I felt compelled to apply to join as a Volunteer. My desire to give back to society and share the experiences I’ve gained with […]

A Journey to Community-Led Development: Finding Home Away from Home

Written by CorpsAfrica/Rwanda Volunteer Ms. Gisele Uwineza I first learned about CorpsAfrica/Rwanda when I was working on a climate change project with a fellow Volunteer at a health promotion organization. She asked me if I knew about CorpsAfrica/Rwanda, I replied, “No”, and after she briefly explained what it was, I immediately searched for CorpsAfrica/Rwanda on […]

Embracing the Path of Community Service

Written by CorpsAfrica/Rwanda Volunteer Mr. Gilbert Mbonimpa Once Chinese philosopher Liao Tzu said “The journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step.”, and for me, that step was the decision to become an African volunteer. The path ahead was shrouded in mystery, but it was one I embarked upon with an open heart […]

My Long Awaited Journey to Community-Led Development with CorpsAfrica

Written by CorpsAfrica/Rwanda Volunteer Ms. Beatrice Mukamurigo My introduction to CorpsAfrica came in 2021 through a colleague and mentor, Redempta Uwase, who was a CorpsAfrica Rwanda Volunteer in the Gisagara District of the Southern Province. At the time, I did not know this organization. Redempta passionately shared her experiences as a CorpsAfrica Volunteer and encouraged […]

My Journey with CorpsAfrica/Rwanda: A Tale of Growth and Integration

Written by CorpsAfrica/Rwanda Volunteer Ms. Joyce Mahoro I first learned about CorpsAfrica/Rwanda through my colleagues, who shared their service experiences with enthusiasm. This organization piqued my interest, and I had a lot of questions. What is CorpsAfrica’s mission and vision? How do community members benefit from their work? My colleagues directed me to their website […]

Embracing the Beauty of a New Beginning in Nyamagabe, Rwanda

Written by CorpsAfrica/Rwanda Volunteer Ms. Benie Niyodusingiza In the words of the brilliant philosopher Seneca, “Every new beginning comes from some other beginning’s end.” My name is Bernie Niyodusingiza, and I proudly serve as a CorpsAfrica volunteer in the Nyamagabe district, located in the heart of the southern province of Rwanda. When I first received […]

Empowering My Homeland through Community-Led Development: A Journey with CorpsAfrica

Written by CorpsAfrica/Rwanda Volunteer Ms. Nancy Aimee Ashimwe One day, while casually browsing YouTube, I stumbled upon a page that was about “CorpsAfrica.” Their videos struck a chord with me, and I was deeply inspired by their commitment to making a positive impact in communities. This ignited a burning desire within me to contribute to […]