A Partner in Education



Name of organization: A Partner in Education

APIE works with both international and Rwandan partners to meet the Sustainable Development Goals of Inclusive and Quality Education. Our theory of change hinges on the development of excellence in teaching and learning, where international partners work alongside local educators, supporting them to hone their skills and share their learning in an effective and sustainable way.

Our pilot centre of excellence – Umubano Primary School – is fully inclusive, incorporating training for teachers and provision for all students, whatever their background, whatever their educational needs. The Scholarship Fund ensures that no child who lives within a 30-minute walk of the school is excluded, and our path-finding SEN programme enables all children to benefit from the schools holistic approach to education. Our core ethos, and overarching focus of the work at Umubano Primary School is Education for Peace. The Rwandan-led programme understands teachers as central actors in healing the wounds of the recent past, supporting this next young generation to achieve and thrive in a peaceful and stable society.

The next phase of our strategy is to develop and implement effective methods of disseminating what we have learned so far. This commenced in 2016 with small-scale training offered to in-service and trainee teachers from the local area, and continued in 2017 with the construction of a multi-purpose hall on site at the school, providing space to roll out training to the wider education community in line with the Government’s aspirations. Our role is to continue to support and develop this work as a critical friend and partner, for the benefit of as many students, teachers and communities in Rwanda as possible.

Registration Number: 013/RGB/17

Website address: www.apartnerineducation.org

Physical Address : APIE office is based at Umubano Primary School, our main project. Umubano Primary is located in the valley between Kabeza and Niboye accessible from either side. From the Kabeza side, turn down off the main road at the adventist church and follow the signs down until you reach the school.

P.O. Box 5545, Kigali-Rwanda

Began work in Rwanda in year: 2009

Organization Leadership:

  • Country Director: Amy Barnecutt

Cell: (+250) 789296036 / Email: amy@apartnerineducation.org

  • Education Manager: Rachel Duncan

Cell: (+250) 787445935 / Email: rachel@apartnerineducation.org

Districts working in: Kicukiro

Educational Activities:

  • Teacher training
  • Capacity Building
  • Access to education
  • Girls education
  • Orphans & vulnerable students
  • Early childhood education/development
  • Construction
  • Parent/Community Involvement in Education
  • School leadership and management