Umeeda in Rwanda

Umeeda Switlo is volunteering in Rwanda for 3 months with CUSO-VSO. She is fund-raising for grassroots partners working in HIV/AIDS and disability.

An ex combatant John talks about his life in Rwanda

Umeeda Umedaly Swilto

Dec 20 2011

Umeeda Switlo served in Rwanda as a Fundraising advisor for Cuso International in Rwanda. She had the honor of serving on a special Umuganda day- the day that Rwandans take the time to work with and for their communities. Disability groups travelled together to plant trees at the village that the Government has built for injured ex combatants. The home are accessible allowing them to live a life with family and friends. Here is John's story.

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Umeeda Umedaly Switlo is the Public Engagement Officer of CUSO-VSO West in Vancouver. Inspired by the Returned Volunteers she met doing her Public Engagement work, she decided to give her time to volunteer overseas. She is leaving for Rwanda in September 2011 where she is going to work on HIV/AIDS and disability. She is going to fundraise for Rwanda association working on those issues. Umeeda is going to stay in Kigali for 3 months. She is very involved in International development issues and she truly loves Africa. She is looking forward to make the difference and to build capacities during her assignment. Listen to the stories about this amazing experience! About Umeeda Umedaly Swilto

Umeeda Umedaly was amongst 80,000 people who in 1972 left Uganda as refugees.
Umeeda works with CUSO International as an outreach officer for Western Canada. She loves Africa and its people.
Umeeda had a Cuso teacher in Uganda and recently volunteered in Rwanda as a Fundraising adviser for 5 disability groups in Rwanda.

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