Umuhuza is a Non-Governmental Organization founded in 2005 and recognized by the Rwanda Governance Board(RGB) in the official gazette no 50 bis of 15/12/2014 with legal personality no 104/2014. Umuhuza aims to foster a culture of peace through education focusing on educating parents of young children to promote improved childhood development and create peaceful citizen.


Umuhuza envisions a society in which communities live in harmony, mutual respect and dignity.



Mutual Respect, Honesty and Integrity, Justice, Solidarity and Commitment



-To instil a culture of peace and conflict management capability within the Rwandan community.
-To promote mutual respect, justice, social and economic equity.
-To revive the positive traditional values of our culture regarding conflict management,
-To break the conflict circle by creating an environment of active listening
and counselling to the victims of conflicts; -To participate in the national effort to strengthen social cohesion by promoting the education and the culture of open dialogue within different communities.


Umuhuza is member of Profemme /Twese- Hamwe, Sun-CiSA (scaling Up Nutrition Civil Society Alliance-Rwanda) RENCP(Rwanda education Non government coordination platform)Ngororero and Gicumbi JADF(Joint Action Development Forum) PAN (Parenting Africa Network)

Public institutions: MIGEPROF,NCC, Rwanda Reads, Local authorities
International NGOs: Save the Children, EDC/ L3 Creators of Peace, Mustardseed charity, CRS
Faith organizations: ADPER, EAR, Catholic church.


Umuhuza has developed a five-year strategic plan with four main programatic areas, which also include Gender and Economic Cross-cutting Sub-Strategies : Peace Education, Family Literacy, Community Economic Empowerment, and Organizational Development. All programs are in alignment with Sustainable Development Goals ( SDGs), the National Vision 2020 and Economic Development and Poverty Reduction Strategy II (EDPRS II).


Community based activities:

we are nearer the beneficiaries and guarantee their participation, all activities are conducted on village level; they are involved in all activities from the planning through implementation to the evaluation.

Work in Partnership:

Umuhuza ensures community ownership and program sustainability. We value the collaboration with beneficiaries and all stakeholders.

Design for Sustainability:

Umuhuza plans for the long term; our programs are in alignment with national policies; and we strengthen community to enable them to maintain the program outcomes.

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Umuhuza is audited on an annual basis by RUMA CPA.

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