Jesuit Refugee Service


The Jesuit Refugee Service (JRS) is an international Catholic organization with a mission to accompany, serve and advocate on behalf of refugees and other forcibly displaced persons. JRS undertakes services at national and regional levels with the support of an international office in Rome. Founded in November 1980 as a work of the Society of Jesus, JRS was officially registered on 19 March 2000 at the Vatican State as a foundation.  JRS programmes are found in 51 countries, providing assistance to: refugees in camps and cities, individuals displaced within their own countries, asylum seekers in cities, and to those held in detention centres. The main areas of work are in the field of education, emergency assistance, healthcare, livelihood activities and social services. At the end of 2009, more than 500,000 individuals were direct beneficiaries of JRS projects.

Name of organization:  Jesuit Refugee Service

Website address:

Physical Address: Jesuit Refugee Service, Byumba, Gicumbi, Northern Province

Mailing Address: P.O. Box 11 Byumba, Gicumbi, Northern Province

Directions to find Country Office:  Just past the Police Station entering Byumba, turn up to the right, metal gates with logo is on the road

Began work in Rwanda in year:  2000

Organization Leadership:

Cell Phone:  0785646418

Cell Phone: 0785823832

Cell Phone: 0782536154

Area and Districts working in: Gicumbi, Karongi

Educational Activities:

  • Advocacy
  • Teacher Training
  • Access to Education
  • Girls Education
  • Orphans & vulnerable students
  • Early childhood education/development
  • Adult literacy
  • Construction
  • Resources & equipment

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