Gahanda, Rwanda

Gahanda, Rwanda


To explore the possibility of developing a International Childcare Ministries “Connected Community” relationship with the Gahanda Free Methodist Church and the Gahanda School.


Rosalina Vanegas, Kelly Flores, Julie Worthington, Ruth Logan, Mark Logan


We flew from Toronto Canada to Kigali Rwanda where we were introduced to our ICCM contact and Country Director, Ephaste. Over the next 7 days Ephaste took us to Ghanada to see the Free Methodist School there and spend 2 days with the leaders, teachers, students and congregation of that community. Over the remaining days we met with the FMC Leaders in eluding Bishop Samuel, and were taken to several educational institutions to see the impact of quality educational opportunities in Rwanda. We visited a private school for elementary children, two other ICCM established “Connected Communities”, and the National University to interact with Free Methodist College students. The purpose of these visits was to illustrate the dramatic difference between what the children of Gahanda were receiving educationally and nutritionally, compared to their counterparts in other “partnered Connected Communities” and the secular environment. The difference was dramatic and the need very apparent.

In addition, we evaluated the need for future mission teams from Northgate. It was determined that the teachers at Gahanda, while wonderful, could use training opportunities similar to what was being done at Nzige, Rwanda. Also, the medical and nutritional needs of the children were evaluated. It was determined that we would pursue the partnership with Gahanda as a “Connected Community” and proceed with the relationship.

Cost: $1500.00 Per Person

25% Funds – Due 3 months before departure | December 5th: $375
75% Funds – Due 1 month before departure| February 5th: $1125

Form Description Due Date
VISA Team Member Registration Form One form for each team member, completed electronically and emailed to The purpose of this form is to make sure VISA has quick access to important information in the unlikely event of an emergency while your team is serving overseas. 11/30/2017
Scanned Copy of Your Passport Scan and email a PDF copy to 11/30/2017
Background Check Before completing a new form – If you have traveled on a recent trip, please email to check for verification of a valid background already on file. The Free Methodist Church of North America has recently mandated that all team members over the age of 18 have a background check before serving abroad. LINK IN FAQ SHEET 11/30/2017
VISA Waiver and Release of Liability The VISA liability waiver must be completed for every trip, regardless of past participation. Make sure to complete the appropriate waiver for either adults or minors (under the age of 18). This document contains very important risk management information. It is imperative that team members print, sign, and notarize the waiver (adult or minor) before returning. The 1-page waiver is the only part of this document that must be returned; all other pages are for team member’s personal reference. Waivers should be scanned and emailed to 11/30/2017


  1. Apply for the trip and pay the non-refundable deposit of $100
  2. Verify that you have a valid passport that does not expire 6 months prior to trip departure
  3. Fill out all the paperwork under the forms tab
  4. Check the CDC website for updated information on recommended immunizations
  5. Commit to attending 6-8 team meetings, including the debrief meeting after the trip returns
  6. Make sure 100% of all trip fees are submitted 10 days prior to departure


Gahanda, Rwanda


March 9-18, 2017



Gahanda Primary School

Gahanda Primary School

Our mission Bring people to Jesus Christ, build them up in that relationship and send them out to share His love