Rwanda Direct works through the Church in Rwanda to meet the deep needs of the country through education at all levels, leadership training and support of innovative local aid and development. We have established relationships with key leaders who are able to advise us. They have knowledge of the country, the community, the Christian churches and organisations. They are able to identify where we can help most, far better than we ever could at a distance. Visits enable us to build and strengthen these relationships, to see the work at first hand and to ensure accountability.
In Rwanda we relate to: the senior leaders of the church
and Christian organisations.
Most Rev'd Onesphore Rwaje, recently retired Archbishop of Rwanda and the Bishops of:
Kigali Diocese in the centre and south east of the country
Byumba Diocese to the north of the country
Kigeme Diocese in the south west of the country
The Director of Scripture Union (SU) Rwanda serving the whole country
The Principal at Kigali Anglican Theological College (KATC) providing training for church leaders
from across the whole country
In the UK:
Rwanda Direct grew out of a link between the Ipswich Waterfront Churches and Rwanda which
began in the 1990's. Barbara Willingham, our treasurer is still a member of St Luke's Church
and St Helen's Church supports a CMS Timothy Partner who is now Diocesan Secretary
of Kigali Diocese.
Various folk around the UK who have visited Rwanda maintain their interest and we hope
will find this website a source of up to date information to inform their prayers and continuing
Our friends in Rwanda love to welcome visitors and to meet people face to face. Seeing the
church at work is an inspiring and challenging experience and we learn much which impacts
on our life and witness here in the UK. Rwanda Direct Trustees visit at intervals to maintain real
relationships and understanding of the needs and challenges which arise. Others often join in
Contact us if you are interested in learning more about Rwanda Direct.
Mrs Jean Daltry, Secretary email@example.com
Recently Retired Archbishop Onesphore Rwaje of Rwanda
Bishop Augustine & Virginie Mvunabandi - retired from Kigeme
Bishop Emmanuel Ngendahayo Byumba Diocese
Bishop Assiel of Kigeme
Revd Jean Baptiste Bugiruwenda Director SU
Friendship across the nations
Canon Antoine Rutayisire, Principal at KATC
Bishop Louis Muvunyi of Kigali