"This trip changed my life and gave me a new hope to what is possible.  It also confirmed we have a long journey ahead. I was truly blown away by the young leaders of Rungano-Ndota, their humility and strength and commitment to the principles of economic resiliency for themselves and their immediate community."
Glynn Lloyd
Eastern Bank - 2018 Leadership Exchange Delegation

Our annual Leadership Exchange takes a delegation from the USA and other countries over to engage with the leaders and youth of Rungano-Ndota.   


Touring Kigali

The Leadership Exchange includes two weeks of immersion in Rwanda and Rungano-Ndota. The Leadership Team gives us a personal tour of Kigali, so we have a sense of Rwanda’s major city through their eyes.

Memorial Visits

In order to understand the context of genocide in Rwanda, we visit the Kigali Genocide Memorial and other genocide sites.

Engaging With Youth

Much of our time is spent with the youth of Rungano-Ndota – seeing their cooperatives and other businesses, visiting the vocational schools where they study, and sharing “Rungano Days” of leadership programming with the assembled community. 

Creating a Connection

Delegates pair up with the Leadership Team to present workshops, enjoy cultural performances with the youth, engage in discussion groups and recreation, and make a wide range of connections with the young people of Rungano-Ndota.

A Special Excursion

Delegates have the option to add on a two-night trip to Lake Kivu, traveling through the beautiful volcanic northern hills to enjoy some recreation with Rungano youth before you head back home. 

Prog Day Gift Gloriose Jahniah

Lifelong Friends

From the whole experience, we promise you an unforgettable experience and a new circle of friends and connections that can last a lifetime!

The two-week program aims to build relationships, share lessons about leadership & entrepreneurship, and strengthen our partnership.


We typically run the program in early August. Delegates pay their own way as part of the Leadership Exchange.   If you are interested in participating in the future, contact Todd Fry to learn more.  

Email:  rypartnership@gmail.com