The Rwanda Scouts Association (RSA) , Kigali, Rwanda

The Rwanda Scouts Association (RSA) is the national scouting organization of Rwanda, officially registered in 1968 and a member of the World Organization of the Scout Movement (WOSM) since 1975. The RSA’s mission is youth-oriented and aims at educating young people to become more responsible citizens and strengthening their abilities. Affiliated to the National Youth Council, RSA is currently the largest youth organization in Rwanda that brings together about 39,000 members, with the vision to become a leading youth organization with 100,000 members by 2024, contributing to the positive change of living conditions of communities in Rwanda.

Scouting provides young people with opportunities to participate in programmes, events, activities and projects that contribute to their growth as active citizens. Through these initiatives, young people become agents of positive change who inspire others to take action. The current programmes include general Scouting education activities directed to youth, summer camps and 2 other more specific projects:

  1. An EU funded projected directed to local leaders in Rwandan communities, where 16 young people conduct research and focus groups to determine their needs, they present the results to local authorities and main stakeholders with the aim to improve policies on education and sanitation. This projects has received funding for 3 years and is currently in early stages of implementation.
  2. Environmental awareness: teaching young people and communities on recycling, how to manage waste in households and replace the use of plastic bags with alternative solutions.


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