Friends Peace House (FPH) was founded by the Evangelical Friends Church of Rwanda—a member of the Quaker branch of historically pacifist churches—as a witness to peace, reconciliation, and conflict resolution in Rwanda in December of 2000, following the 1994 genocide against the Tutsi. We are a faith based organisation and work without discrimination with regards to race, religion, and gender. Friends Peace House is a registered NGO in Rwanda and has an autonomous board of directors and independent finances.
Friends Peace House is known as Urugo rw’Amahoro in Kinyarwanda – The Home of Peace.
To promote peace, unity, and reconciliation among the people of Rwanda and to holistically contribute to the development of the Rwandan society.
To see Rwandese people living together in good relationship with one another in healthy, well-developed communities.
Peace (Shalom), Integrity, Forgiveness, Reconciliation, Unity, Transparency, Openness and Discernment.
- Vocational training for vulnerable youth (Mwana Nshuti Vocational Training Center)
- Community Savings and Loans Program
- Conservation Agriculture
- Returning Refugee support
- Trainings in conflict resolution, mediation and trauma healing
- Collaboration with other local NGO’s to promote peace and development work