UYISENGA NI IMANZI (UNM) is Rwandan NGO established in 2002 with a vision of implementing child and youth focused programs addressing the special needs of orphans headed households affected by genocide and/or HIV/AIDS, young girls’ victims of violence and other vulnerable children.
UYISENGA NI IMANZI in its experiential learning, together with communities, currently operates as a child & youth focused organization addressing different problems and building protective and caring environments.
We are convinced that working with other stakeholders is a key to success and sustainability.
We are operating in 8 districts out of the 30 in Rwanda: Gasabo, Kicukiro and Nyarugenge districts in Kigali City; Kamonyi and Nyanza districts in Southern Province; Rwamagana and Kayonza districts in Eastern Province; Rubavu in Western Province.
We work with heads and members of households, between 3,700 – 3, 900 youth and orphans are grouped into 48 associations from 9 to 25 years old. More than 1500 students are getting support for education, more than 2000 children are in the child protection program (pre-primary school, street children,…)
While we serve people all over Rwanda, Uyisenga Ni Imanzi has three physical locations.
Our head office is located in Kacyiru, Kigali. Our main operations are headquartered here and this is where the majority of our staff works.
Our branches in Rwamagana and Nyanza are operational 7 days of the week. The main activities around the branch are: Education, Child reintegration and rehabilitation, Mental health and Psychosocial support, Farming activities, Livestock, Non-farming activities (music studio, training, social therapy, ….)
Finally, Uyisenga Ni Imanzi recently constructed the House of Peace, a large center in Rwamagana for many purposes. It serves as a conference center, an office, a space for leisure, a lodging and a training center. The House of Peace continues to be an important resource for Uyisenga Ni Imanzi to continue supporting vulnerable