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 

these visits. 


Contact us if you are interested in learning more about Rwanda Direct


Mrs Jean Daltry, Secretary 

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

Rwanda Direct Ltd Company No 08137530, Registered Charity No 1150065