Mgahinga Dental Clinic: Like Pulling Teeth
Recently some certain members of Mount Gahinga community did something they have never done before, they went to the dentist. Led by the indomitable Dr. Patrick Henrie and the Volcanoes Safaris Partnership Trust (VSPT), a team of 1 dentist, 2 dental hygienists and 2 helpers from California ran a free dental clinic for the community [...]
New Kyambura Community Centre
The Volcanoes Safaris Partnership Trust (VSPT) is happy to announce that a new community centre is to be built in Kyambura to help grow and preserve both the local communities and local wildlife.
The objective of the community centre is to create a regional conservation, eco-tourism, entrepreneurship and community centre in Kyambura that will focus on [...]
VSPT Progress with Mwiko School!
We are pleased to announce that the VSPT have agreed to sponsor and conduct roofing at Mwiko School near our Virunga Lodge!
The Volcanoes Safaris Partnership Trust (VSPT) is a non-profit organisation that carries out community and conservation work around each of the four eco-luxury Volcanoes Safaris lodges.
Around our Virunga Lodge in Rwanda, we support a [...]
Two of the Kyambura Coffee Ladies
The Volcanoes Safaris Partnership Trust (VSPT) has over 1500 coffee trees on land neighboring Kyambura Gorge Lodge and in 2010 we recruited women neighboring this land to join a coffee cooperative. The Kyambura Women’s Coffee Cooperative has recently started their fourth harvesting season and the VSPT thought this would be a good time to share [...]
The Conservation Paradox
The conservation paradox: Only by working with people can we achieve conservation. If it weren’t for people there would be no need for conservation.
It’s amazing how quickly a village mob can form. With one alarm call, in a matter of seconds, you will have dozens of people running to the alleged scene of the crime, [...]
Sometimes You’re Given a Chicken!
Working with communities can be a taxing and thankless job, other days you get a lovey letter and a chicken!
As part of the VSPT’s “rusty roof” exchange program we renovated five family homes in the area of Kyambura. Most of these were HIV positive households or those of single grandparents raising Aids orphans. About a [...]