Trip Cost: $4,699
Anticipated Trip Dates: July 8 – July 22
Known as the land of a thousand hills, Rwanda’s stunning scenery and warm, friendly people offer unique experiences in one of the most remarkable countries in the world. It is blessed with extraordinary biodiversity, with incredible wildlife living throughout its volcanoes, montane rainforest and sweeping plains.
You may also know Rwanda from its history and the brutal genocide against the Tutsi in 1994. What you may not know is, Rwanda has become a leading example in reconciliation, peace building, and conflict resolution. They are committed to remembering their history as a way to move forward utilizing connection as a way to drive development and progress.
Join us, to learn more about how Rwanda is actively changing their future!
Read the details about our 2022 Team Projects
Global Initiative for Environment and Reconciliation (GER)
GER supports post-conflict communities to recover from conflicts and its effects toward reconciliation and environmental protection in Rwanda.
The mission of GER is to contribute in Peace building, conflicts transformation and ecosystem management for a peaceful and sustainable community with the participation of children, youth and adults.
Our aim is to contribute through community’s empowerment towards peace building; conflict transformation, healing the past towards reconciliation, and ecosystem management in Rwanda and DRC. We believe that post conflict reconciliation is possible if communities are empowered and engaged in the process.
RWANDA TEAM LEADER
Nate first became involved with Youthlinc in 2017 as a mentor, and the past two years has been the Team Leader of the Peru July teams. Nate’s favorite part of participating in the Youthlinc’s Service year is helping students realize that as you serve other people, both locally and internationally, you develop a bond that last a lifetime. Nate received a Bachelor and Master’s Degree in Accounting from the University of Utah, and is now an entrepreneur. In Nate’s free time he enjoys traveling, golfing, boating, skiing, as well as spending time with family and friends.
Hi! I am Augusta but a lot of people at Youthlinc call me Gus! I have been on 3 trips so far and hope to go on more in the future. I have loved Youthlinc ever since my first trip in 2019 to Peru. I went to Rwanda last year and it was instant love. I experienced so much history and happiness while I was there. I currently go to school at Salt Lake Community College but I’ll be finishing at the end of the year with an associates degree. I also work at the University of Utah hospital as a certified Surgical Technologist and I love it! I’m extremely excited to build relationships with my team and community.
Hey! My name is Jane Woolley and I’m 17 years old. I traveled to Rwanda with Youthlinc last year and had the most amazing experience! I love hiking, climbing, playing pickle ball with my family and really anything outdoors! I’m a junior at Wasatch High school and I play soccer for both the high school and a La Roca club team! I’ve always loved traveling and seeing new places. I love new experiences and discovering things that broaden my world view. I’m so excited to get to be a part of the Rwanda team this year!!