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Working and volunteering

Volunteering

Rwanda is full of volunteering opportunities and, due to its safety and decent infrastructure, is an excellent place for a first timer wanting to spend time in an African country. Despite its massive progress in recent years, Rwanda still needs all the help it can get, particularly with teaching and medicine. Most volunteer positions have to be paid for, however. Try contacting VSO (www.vsointernational.org).

Work

With all the international money sloshing around Rwanda, one might be forgiven for thinking it would be easy to pick up some work here. However, most international organisations tend to recruit professionals from home and in the local community. Anyone considering looking for work must secure a work permit from a Rwandan embassy before entering the country.

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