IDEAS For Rwanda was founded in 2017 after John Bosco Gakumba became the fifth IREX Fellow to IDEAS For Us and traveled to Orlando, Florida for a four-month immersion program from August to December of 2016. The United States Department of State specially selected him as a candidate and IDEAS selected him for the program. John is from Kigali, Rwanda and when IDEAS lead an expedition there in July of 2017, a branch at KLM University in Kigali was rapidly established. IDEAS For KLM is a University branch of IDEAS in the capital city of Kigali.
IDEAS For KLM has focused on the Ecology and Waste Pillars in the action projects they have conducted. This includes trash clean-ups and tree plantings for children at schools who are faced with food insecurity.
IDEAS For Rwanda and the subsequent branches are run by extraordinary individuals. Our country director is Kennith Bahati.