Community engagement

Contribution to the development of the surrounding community

Through “IMIHIGO Y’INTORE”, INES contributes to the solving of major problems encountered by the population living in its surroundings. Here are some activities that INES has conducted or is currently conducting:

  • Supporting poor people with “Mutuelle de Sante”: Through IMIHIGO INES support poor people who can not afford the cost of “Mutuelle de Sante”. In the last academic year , a total of 1500 people were supported.
  • Legal Clinic: Through the Faculty of Law INES provides legal advice and training to the surrounding community. For instance, INES recently trained all conciliators “Abunzi” in legal procedures and issues.
  • Land legal clinic: This is another legal support service centre established in the Department of Land Administration and Management. It’s support goes from sensitizing the surrounding population in land related law to providing legal support for those with land related problems. This is coupled with research on land and resources related issues.

INES Students Union associations contribute to the development of the community around INES-Ruhengeri by organizing different actions.

Umuganda: Every last Saturday of the Month is community service, “umuganda” in the country; INES community joins the district in this important action.

Through INES Business Incubation Center (INES BIC) much have done in community development.

Community development is also done through researches, projects, publications and different conferences.