• Email: info@rkcv.org
  • Hotline: +250 781 190 139
  • Club #53887, District 9150

Rotary Club of Kigali Virunga

The Establishment, the Progress and The Future..

RCKV History

Rotary Club Kigali Virunga was chartered in 2000 with the dedication, enthusiasm and commitment of many Rotarians including the past President Cally Alles, the father of our club; and Charter President Gerald Mpyisi.

As the only English speaking club in Rwanda, RCKV boasts a diverse membership, thirteen Paul Harris Fellows, strong committees and a growing membership. The Club has initiated and seen the birth and growth of four Rotaract and three Interact Clubs around Kigali. These active clubs continue to grow in membership and we are proud to guide them along the Rotary path.

Our numerous successful projects including our flagship project, the Kigali Public Library and our determined spirit are what set Rotary Club of Kigali Virunga.

The birth of Rotary Club of Kigali fits in very well with the history of Rotary fraternity in Rwanda. Since 1986 the Rotary Club of Kigali, Club Doyen, paved the way for more Rotarians in Rwanda to join the rotary family world over. In 1999,on the advice of the Governor of the District, 9150 the Club mandated Past President Rotarian Carry Alles, Rotarian Mary Barikungeri and Rotarian Peter of Salvation Army to continue meeting English speaking individuals around Kigali in order to sensitize them on the values and norms of rotary family.


“If you want to walk fast walk alone if you want to walk far walk together”

African Proverb
RCKV Membership

Impact starts with our members — people like you who see a world where people unite and take action to create lasting change — across the globe, in our communities, and in ourselves.

At club meetings in communities across the globe, our people of action come together to strengthen their connections to friends and neighbors and their commitment to improving lives.

RCKV Projects

Are you looking for a way to make a difference in your community or communities around the world? There’s a project happening that needs you.

We use our knowledge of local issues to identify areas of need, then apply our expertise and diverse perspectives to find a solution. Rotary members likely are working in your community right now to feed the hungry, tutor disadvantaged children, maintain parks and playgrounds, and much more.

Increase our IMPACT

- Flagship Projects.

- Service projects (Global & District).

- Community based Projects.

- Giving to Rotary Foundation.

- PHF’s & Beyond.

Expand Our REACH

- Membership.

- Rotaract Clubs.

- Interact Clubs.

- E-clubs.

- Local & International Partners.

Enhance Participant ENGAGEMENT

- Fellowship (online & physical).

- Committee Meetings.

- Participation in Projects.

- Home Hospitalities, Birthday Celebrations.

- Friends in Need.

Increase Our Ability to ADAPT

- Culture of Change.

- Embrace Innovations.

- Change Public Image of Rotary.

- Digital presence – Social Media

- Take the new Learnings.