In literacy

The literacy activity began in 2002 in 12 literacy centers with 350 youth whose 242 were women and 108 men. Those centers were Muhato, Gisenyi, Mbugangali, Muhira, Gisa, Rushubi, Bwitereke, Remera, Rusamaza, Nyundo, Rukoko and Rubavu. Through various donors four centers, including Burushya, Kiroji, Kinigi and Burinda were added in 2007. However in 2011 three centers of Kiroji, Rukoko and Rubavu have been closed in favor of a new center of Ryabizige because the beneficiaries had completed the course. Today the VJN remains with 14 literacy centers which are attended by 392 individuals including 160 men and 232 women. In total the VJN literate 3735 people. Learning to read and write recipients at the same time learned the concepts on basic human rights, the fight against the HIV/AIDS scourge, fight against violence against women and the bad consequences of the drugs and other narcotics. The education component has 24 literacy teachers including 9 men and 15 women. Literacy courses are provided in two days per week and three hours per day depending on their choice. Outside of literacy the VJN has built a school of six classes and a football field for primary education in Basa to relieve children of the area, who were taking long trips to reach other primary schools in the vicinity.

Special Education

The VJN in 2005 started to attend a group of 12 children living with disabilities (dumb) including 7 girls and 5 boys. They learn their sign language, notions of read and write and the notions of trades. (Scripture, handcraft and knitting). Today the centre has 38 people including 25 girls and 13 boys. In special education, the VJN employs 5 trainers including three men and two women.

Vocational Training

Vocational training began in 2006 when the VJN recruited the young and established contracts with external trainers called "Bosses" that trained them for six months. The first concerned trades were auto mechanics, carpentry, electricity, welding, hairdressing, plumbing, driving motorcycles and auto, mechanics of bicycle, masonry and culinary art. To this list was added electronics, embroidery, painting and graphic design. Later in 2009 the VJN built its own vocational centre (CMV or Centre des m├ętiers VJN), which was completed in 2011. Then in 2012 the vocational training was conducted by that centre. However, only five trades were selected to be continued such auto mechanics, welding, sewing, hairdressing and masonry. Today the CMV has 57 apprentices including 25 boys and 32 girls. Altogether, the centre has trained since 2006 a number of 443 people including 205 boys and 238 girls. The CMV has five trainers including a woman and four men. Training is provided in six months of theories and practices. From Monday to Friday. In addition to the trades, students also learn English, customer care service, the creation of cooperatives, the prevention and the fight against HIV/AIDS.


The aspect of evangelization began in 2002 with a "choir of the Beatitudes" they were 94 made of 41 boys and 53 girls. In 2009 the choir changed its name to become "The sheep of Jesus". This choir with the Coordinator of the pane organizes peaceful raids in the countryside and even outside the country (in DRC in case). It is up today composed of 175 people among them 108 are girls 67 are boys. The choir animates the masses in parish of Gisenyi and other surrounding parishes. At peaceful visits the choirs sings and teaches positive values and the word of God.