IU in Rwanda

A decade of global change and community partnership

Jon Racek fits a prosthetic arm.

Design with a purpose

Jon Racek, of IU's School of Art, Architecture + Design, is teaming with a vocational school in Rwanda to make practical, yet life-changing, 3D printed objects.

Learn how Racek is making a difference
Don Lyon places glasses on a child.

Vision for the Future

After founding Vision for the Future in Indiana, Don Lyon of IU's School of Optometry has expanded the program to Rwanda, providing advanced vision screenings to students and teachers.

Focus on their work
Betty Dlamini instructs teachers.

Literacy and libraries

IU faculty from IU Libraries and the School of Global and International Studies help teachers in Rwanda with literacy and library training as well as English as a second language instruction.

Read up on the training

A little Rwanda here at IU

Indiana University teaches more foreign languages than any university in the U.S. Starting in the spring, that includes a planned offering of Kinyarwanda, a native language spoken in Rwanda.

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From Rwanda to Indiana

Simon Munyaneza, a native of Rwanda and a Ph.D student at IU's School of Education-Bloomington, is a cultural ambassador for IU in Rwanda.

Meet Simon

The impact of IU in Rwanda

IU's partnership with one community in Rwanda is an example of the university’s commitment to share its expertise and prepare students to be global practitioners.    

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