Located in Kimonyi Sector, Musanze District, in Northern Province of Rwanda, HROC Center is both accessible and still community-based with 100m from Ruhengeri-Gisenyi Road, Center of Kimonyi, and 200m from Kimonyi Sector Office.


  • Drive
    • Just go on Ruhengeri-Gisenyi Road from the town of Musanze to Gisenyi. Center of Kimonyi is right after INES Ruhengeri where people are playing music and radio around several shops. The green gate of HROC is on your right if you turn into the right path at Center of Kimonyi, opposite the left path to Kimonyi Sector Office, and go through a small vegetable market and carpenters.


  • Public Transportation
    • You can take mini-bus for Nyabihu/Gisenyi from the town of Musanze, and get off at Centre of Kimonyi. Walking down the right path from the main road led to Kivumu village, you can see our green gate written “Healing and Rebuilding Our Communities” on your right, just after community vegetable market and carpenters. Motorbikes or bicycles can also bring you there.

Testimonies from the 7th International Training


  •  “I enjoyed this International Training I feel that HROC in Rwanda has blessed me with experience. I like the way we participated in the community work during Umuganda. I opt to know so many wonderful people from East Africa. I truly felt the facilitators were able with questions I struggled with in facilitation and gave great advice in helping others. HROC is an amazing organization and it touches so many lives. I am happy to be part of it”
  • “I left Burundi with a burden heart, full of sorrows. Arriving here, meeting everyone I felt relieved because of HROC. After so long, I gained some weight and it’s all because of the time I spent with everyone and your caring heart. I hadn’t shared anything with anyone about me, but because of every lesson we went through I said everything as if it was a story I was narrating, it was strange to me but health because I feel at ease now.”
  •  “I learn two important lessons in this 7th International Training, one is the importance of mourning our looses, secondly how to break the cycle of revenge. It’s hard but seeing the beauty of reconciliation I felt that I must be the actor of change in Burundi.”
  •  “When I first arrived at the training I was not in the right mindset. I was tired from work, missing home after being away already for 6 months and I missed the ones I loved. I knew doing HROC would uplift, inspire and educate me, but fully experience it has been more than I ever hoped. I already had years in facilitating and planning, but coming in with a novice mindset allowed me to learnt so much more. Many questions were answered and areas for me to improve on that I had not been aware of has so helpful. And on top of all that my whole self and spirit has been inspired by our facilitators and fellows participants. I made friends and people I could go to for questions and I found another community full of love, acceptance and desire to learn and make a real difference in this world.”
  • “First of all, I learnt how to well listen. I had not give much value to well listen to others until I came to this training. I was living with a heart full of grieve until I was here in this training to have people to listen to me and took away my grieve.”

2016 HROC International Training Participants

HROC Office Gate

Participants from Burundi

  • Niyugusaba Annette, Burundi

    Niyugusaba Annette, Burundi

  • Niyokindi Caritas, Burundi

    Niyokindi Caritas, Burundi

  • Kigeme Francine, Burundi

    Kigeme Francine, Burundi

  • Icishatse Elie Rodrigue, Burundi

    Icishatse Elie Rodrigue, Burundi

Participants from Rwanda

  • Mukayiranga Devotha, Rwanda

    Mukayiranga Devotha, Rwanda

  • Nyiraneza Gasore Diane, Rwanda

    Nyiraneza Gasore Diane, Rwanda

  • Bagenayabo Emmanuel, Rwanda

    Bagenayabo Emmanuel, Rwanda

Participants from Kenya and the USA

  • Rosalia K. Mushila, Kenya

    Rosalia K. Mushila,

  • Angelica Gehlich, USA

    Angelica Gehlich,

  • Elana Carr-Vallimont, USA

    Elana Carr-Vallimont,

Interpreter and Cooks

  • Kamanzi Innocent, Rwanda

    Kamanzi Innocent,
    Rwanda — Interpreter

  • Sibomana Egide, Rwanda — Cook

    Sibomana Egide,
    Rwanda — Head Cook

  • Munyemanzi Edouard, Rwanda — Cook

    Munyemanzi Edouard, Rwanda — Cook

HROC Facilitators

  • Peter Serete, Kenya — HROC Facilitator

    Peter Serete,
    Kenya — facilitator

  • Hirwa Jean Hubert, Rwanda — HROC co-director & facilitator

    Hirwa Jean Hubert,
    Rwanda — facilitator

  • Maniraguha Solange, Rwanda

    Maniraguha Solange,
    Rwanda — facilitator

House Parents and African Great Lakes Initiative (AGLI) Volunteers

  • Minga & Jonathan Borne

    Jonathan Vogel-Borne & Minga Claggett-Borne, USA

International Training

This training is opened for everyone worldwide motivated to learn HROC philosophy and approach. The duration is for three weeks, held mostly twice a year, February and July. The great opportunity is here to meet HROC soul mates all over the world, as well as learning psychological healing processes.

Participants are no less than 10 countries so far in this fifteen years; Brundi, Uganda, Kenya, Democratic Republic of Congo, Central Africa, South Sudan, Chad, Nigeria, and United States of America.

Duration 3 weeks (21 days)
Location HROC Rwanda Center
Fee $1000 (including accommodation, three meals, domestic transport during the training, and daily support)
Quota 10~20 participants
Season February / July


Helping to Heal a Younger Generation

Report of a HROC Workshop in May 2014

FOLLOWING THE TRAINING we had with youth survivors of genocide in April, we were asked by IBUKA (genocide survivors association) in Kimonyi to have a workshop with youth survivors (or children of survivors) and youth whose parents participated in genocide or imprisoned. This workshop gathered 18 youth, 6 young men and 12 young women though we finished with 14 participants.
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HROC for Disabled Persons and their Families

HROC RWANDA RECENTLY HOSTED two Basic HROC workshops for people with disabilities and people with disabled family members.

“Many people despise us and discriminate against us because of our disabilities. Thank you HROC for working with us, listening to us, and please continue to represent us in the community.”

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Growing Together in Kibuye

IN MARCH, Healing and Rebuilding Our Communities Rwanda embarked on a Growing Together in Rwanda project hosting 2 workshops in Kibuye, Rwanda. Growing Together works to address the root causes of chronic malnutrition by providing both theoretical knowledge of proper nutrition and the practical skills needed to grow and prepare a variety of foods.
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