Our History

Prison Fellowship Rwanda was founded on 01/07/1995, affiliated to the Prison Fellowship International in 1997.  It was officially registered and recognized by the ministerial order no 037/17, of 23/10/2002, by the Ministry of Justice as a non- profit organization, published in the official gazette of the Republic of Rwanda in 2002.

Prison Fellowship Rwanda (PFR)  works in partnership with the government of Rwanda and its relevant agencies, local and international organisations as well as UN agencies to foster interventions that support psycho-social healing, peace building and reconciliation, restorative justice, crime prevention, human rights promotion and legal aid, intervening in emergencies as well as nurturing socio-economic empowerment in Rwanda in the wake of the 1994 genocide against Tutsi and its aftermath. Since 2002, PFR activities expanded beyond prisons into communities focusing on instilling action-based psychosocial healing and practical reconciliation, reintegration of ex-prisoners into communities, fostering restorative justice among convicts of genocide and other crimes, victims/survivors and their families; promotion of human rights and legal aid among Rwandans as well as empowering communities to improve their well-being.

Mission

Fostering interventions that support psycho-social healing, peace building and reconciliation, restorative justice, spiritual resilience, crime prevention, human rights promotion and legal aid, emergency response as well as nurturing socio-economic empowerment in Rwanda in the wake of the 1994 genocide against Tutsi and its aftermath.

Vision

A restoring community for all involved in and affected by the 1994 genocide against Tutsi, other crimes, and people in emergencies.

Core Values

  • We Value integrity and Respect
  • We Value collaboration and partnership
  • We value the people we serve and those we serve with
  • We value Diversity and Inclusion