Rwanda Village Concept Project (RVCP)


Rwanda Village Concept Project (RVCP) is a non-governmental, non-political, voluntary organization run by students at National University of Rwanda. It is linked to other Village Concept Projects worldwide through the International Student’s Association of Village Concept Projects. Its mission is to improve the living standards in underprivileged communities in Rwanda and to develop the capabilities of students in development work, through sustainable development projects that are community owned, intersectorial and coordinated by the students.

RSBCCP (Rwanda soldier’s behavior change campaign project on sexual and reproductive health and HIV/AIDS) is a new project in MEDSAR (Medical Student’s Association of Rwanda) launched in January. Its target group is young soldiers in barracks in the southern province of Rwanda. The global objective is to tell all vulnerable young people about HIV/AIDS and reproductive health. Some of the project goals are to: increase accessibility of soldiers on information regarding to reproductive health; increase the number of soldiers using contraceptives and condoms; sensitization of all soldiers for HIV tests (VCT) in the slogan called "Know first your status to protect yourself".

The different project activities are: training for member capacity building; sessions in soldier’s barracks about sexual and reproductive health and HIV/AIDS; VCT sensitilization; theatre and radio.

The project will run from Janury to October 2010.