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

RCKV YEAR 2020-2021

“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 Kigali Virunga apart.”

RCKV Fellowship Details

- Online: ZOOM

- Meeting ID: 889 1609 9619 Passcode: 284292

- Weekly Fellowship: Wednesday

- Time: 19:00 Kigali Time (GTM+2)


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.


Article by Rotarian CPP Paul Birungi Masterjerb (PHF). The Declaration of Rotarians in Businesses and Professions was adopted by the Rotary International Council on Legislation in 1989 to provide more specific guidelines for the high ethical standards called for in the object of Rotary.


Article by Rotarian Sam Kebongo: It is a good and fitting thing in indeed that as RC- Kigali –Virunga celebrates it is tenth anniversary we will also be simultaneously celebrating the charter of our third ‘baby club’, the Rotaract Club of SFB Kigali that is based at the School Of Finance and Banking in Gikondo, Kigali.

RCKV Projects


Kigali Public Library KPL

Club members unanimously agreed to undertake an ambitious project (KPL), a necessary step towards creating a free and democratic society. Without the core of a public library it would be difficult to implement other projects such as literacy and reconciliation campaigns. But the vision extended beyond KPL to eventual opening of branch libraries in major towns, running mobile libraries in rural communities and organizing teacher training resource centers.

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RYLA Project

The Rotary Youth Leadership Awards (RYLA) is an intensive leadership development training program which aims to provide the Youth with an opportunity to develop their careers and leadership skills.

Rotary and Rotaract Rwanda brings back to you RYLA Rwanda 2020 and this time in style!!

Theme: Building Young Leaders Toolkit

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Kigali Cancer House

This is just the beginning of the many efforts towards our cancer project. The fight against cancer is huge and we are taking it in bits. This is the start but there is yet more to come,” said Saudah Nalule, the outgoing president of the club.

The new facility will be able to accommodate about 30 to 50 patients at any given time. It is estimated to cost US $16000 and is set to be completed in three months.

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What we Do

Rotary is dedicated to six areas of focus:

Promoting Peace

Rotary encourages conversations to foster understanding within and across cultures. We train adults and young leaders to prevent and mediate conflict and help refugees who have fled dangerous areas.

Fighting Disease

We educate and equip communities to stop the spread of life-threatening diseases like polio, HIV/AIDS, and malaria. We improve and expand access to low-cost and free health care in developing areas.

Clean Water, Sanitation & Hygiene

We support local solutions to bring clean water, sanitation, and hygiene to more people every day. We don’t just build wells and walk away. We share our expertise with community leaders and educators to make sure our projects succeed long-term.

Saving Mothers & Children

Nearly 6 million children under the age of five die each year because of malnutrition, poor health care, and inadequate sanitation. We expand access to quality care, so mothers and their children can live and grow stronger.

Supporting Education

More than 775 million people over the age of 15 are illiterate. Our goal is to strengthen the capacity of communities to support basic education and literacy, reduce gender disparity in education, and increase adult literacy.

Growing Local Economies

We carry out service projects that enhance economic and community development and create opportunities for decent and productive work for young and old. We also strengthen local entrepreneurs and community leaders, particularly women, in impoverished communities.



Rotary International is one of the world’s largest service organizations. It’s active globally being represented in almost every part of the globe (over 200 Countries). Becoming a Rotarian is an honor as one belongs to a fraternity of close to 1.2 Million people who represent an order of people who are recognized for their active role in community service. Belonging to a Rotary club gives men and women an enjoyable and organized way to make a contribution to their community.

What does it take to be a Rotarian? It takes sacrifice and commitment and also an active club. There are three major ingredients which are very necessary for one to be an active Rotarian. To be a good Rotarian practicing the Motto of Rotary of “Service above Self” a Rotarian must be ready to give their time and talents in the following areas:

In community work

In fellowship and social functions

In club and district activities.

Rotarian Binu Malayil Tharian Thomas

Peace Fellowship 21-2022

Candidates are invited to apply for the Rotary Peace Fellowship 2021-2022. Through academic training, practice, and global networking opportunities, the Rotary Peace Centers program develops the fellows into experienced and effective catalysts for peace.

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More than a Library

After the genocide of 1994, Rotarians led a successful campaign to build Rwanda’s first public library. A bastion against ignorance and tyranny, it has become a gathering place where a culture of reading, the arts, and democracy thrives.

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Rotary is a leading partner in the Global Polio Eradication Initiative. With help from our partners, the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, the World Health Organization, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, and UNICEF, we’ve made the world 99.9 percent polio-free.

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Get Involved

Join Rotary’s 1.2 million neighbors, friends, leaders, and problem-solvers who see a world where people unite and take action to create lasting change – across the globe, in our communities, and in ourselves.

Past Presidents

Short identification about past Presidents of RCKV

Ingabire Jenipher

A successful businesswoman who believes in goodwill.

Ngali JUMA

A successful businessman who believes in goodwill.

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Latest News


Esther's Aid Rwanda

The Rotary Club of United States of America (USA) partnering with the Rotary Club of Kigali, and the Esther’s Aid of Rwanda, have donated 26 Sun ovens to selected residents of the Northern Province.

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Nyamatake Project

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Cyanika DLS Shed

With funding assistance from The Rotary Club of Boulder Valley and RCKV our second Diffused Light Storehouse (DLS) was completed in May of 2015! The Boulder Valley Club supplied the funds needed and the RCKV members helped in the monitoring the project, disburse funds and monitor the use of funds.

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