Friends Peace House



Mwana Nshuti (Child My Friend) began in 1998 to restore dignity and a sense of belonging to vulnerable youth and to equip them with practical and employable skills. It is one of many projects of Urugo rw’Amahoro (Friends Peace House), a Rwandan NGO whose mission is to promote peace, reconciliation, and holistic development among the Rwandan people. The vision of Friends Peace House and Mwana Nshuti is to see people living together in good relationship with one another in healthy, well-developed communities. At Mwana Nshuti in Kicukiro, Kigali students study Hairdressing or Automechanics and at Mwana Nshuti in Katarara, Bugesera students study Sewing. All students also study Swahili, English and Social Studies. Both schools have active graduate student associations with a salon and sewing co-operative respectively. Friends Peace House also runs peace trainings in mediation, counseling, trauma healing and alternatives to violence, as well as training community savings groups and running a conservation agriculture pilot program. For further information about Friends Peace House and how you get can involved please visit our website and contact us. Amahoro s’igikorwa cy’umuntu umwe – Peace is not the work of only one person. Our registration number is 217/RBO/RGB/2014

Website address:

Physical Address:  Academy Rd (KK 29), Kicukiro, Kigali

Mailing Address: BP. 4678 Kigali, Rwanda

Directions to find Country Office:  Friends Peace House office and Mwana Nshuti Kicukiro are located in the Kagarama sector of Kicukiro district in Kigali.  To find us, take the main road up the hill from Kicukiro Centre Market and turn left at onto ‘Ubiza bw’umujyi wa Kigali’ (Academy Road, KK29) by African New Life Centre and Kagarama Secondary School. You will see our sign at this corner and again on the road next to FPH, a yellow building with a red roof. Turn left down the dirt road and enter at the first gate on your left.

Began work in Rwanda in year:  Mwana Nshuti started in 1998 and Friends Peace House in 2000

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Educational Activities: 

  • Genocide education/social cohesion education: Kicukiro & Bugesera
  • Girls’ education : Kicukiro & Bugesera
  • Orphans & vulnerable students : Kicukiro & Bugesera