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Germany's cultural cooperation with Rwanda is geared towards projects requiring limited funding.
Priority is thereby given to following criteria:

  • Promotion of the German language
  • Universities
  • Donations of books and materials
  • Postgraduate scholarships
  • Promotion of cultural activities (participation in film festivals)
  • Sports (donation of equipment)
  • Informational trips and professional training for politicians and journalists
Katharina Hey Director of the Goethe -Institut Kigali

New director at Goethe-Institut Kigali

Since May Katharina Hey is the new director of the Goethe-Institut Kigali.

Carlo Wiese handing over footballs to Bonnie Mugabe of FERWAFA

German Football Association supports FERWAFA

On behalf of the German Football Association DFB, Carlo Wiese of the German Embassy handed over several football to Bonnie Mugabe,  member of the Rwandan Football FederationFERWAFA.

Antoine Hey and Ambassador Woeste

German coach for Rwanda national football team

Ambassador Dr. Peter Woeste  met new Amavubi head coach Antoine Hey in his office. Antoine Hey is a German National and will train the Rwandan national team on a one-year-contract as part of a Rwandan-German Partnership Agreement.

left to right: Ambassador, Daniela Stieghorst (SES Expert Service), Rainer Szopinski, Jacques Kayisire

Coach Rainer Szopinski training Junior Dream Team

SES expert Rainer Szopinski supported Dream Team Football Academy (DTFA) in Kigali during a three week assignment and offered the local staff and coaches  his knowledge about technical expertise,  gam...

German director Volker Schlöndorff and Ambassador Woeste

Famous German Director Volker Schlöndorff back in Rwanda

One of the most distinguished German movie makers is visiting Rwanda again, Volker Schlöndorff. Schlöndorff may be best known for his most successful and ambitious movie of his career, “The Tin Drum”, an Academy award winning film released in 1979 and probably the most important film of post-war Germany.

Global Media Forum 2017

Global Media Forum 2017

The Deutsche Welle Global Media Forum is the Place Made for Minds, where decision makers and influencers from all over the world come together. Join us at the Global Media Forum June 19 - 21, 2017 in Bonn, Germany, to shape the discussion about the impact of identity and diversity on politics, society and media.

Grünes Logo des Goethe-Instituts

GOETHE-INSTITUT German Cultural Center / Liaison Office Kigali

13, KN 27 St., Kiyovu, Kigali

E-Mail: kigali%27%goethe%27%org,assistenz

Tel.:  +250 (0)784 950744

For the actual programme of the month please contact Goethe Institut directly to be included in their regular mailing list.

Dr. Rainer Schmidt, DAAD lecturer at the Univerity of Rwanda in Huye with students

DAAD in Rwanda

Since September 2016 the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) is represented in Rwanda with a lecturer at the University of Rwanda (UR).

Green Hills Academy - first Rwandan PASCH school

Traditional Rwandan drumming opened the ceremony at Green Hills Academy in Kigali to mark the official dedication of the school as a PASCH school. 

Since 2009, German language classes have become part of the curriculum so that nowadays, over 400 students are regular German language students. Through the PASCH initative, they have been equipped with a German classroom and teaching materials. 

The PASCH programme is not the only one that strengthens the bonds with Germany. The school has already a school exchange programme with the Luise-Meisner-Gymnasium in Munich.

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Cultural life in Germany

Kunstmesse "art Karlsruhe"

Cultural life in Germany is varied and exciting - why not discover it for yourself!

"Schools: Partners for the Future" initiative

PASCH - Partner School Initiative

Education creates prospects – multilingualism opens new horizons. At our partner schools abroad we not only desire to provide students with access to our language and education system, we also want to generate interest in and understanding for one another. More details on the "Schools: Partners for the Future" initiative are available here:

Goethe Institut: reading room and eLibrary

Go visit the reading room at the Goethe Institut and sign up for the eLibrary!

IFA - Institute for Foreign Cultural Relations

IFA - Institut für Auslandsbeziehungen

The Institut für Auslandsbeziehungen (Institute for Foreign Cultural Relations, ifa) is an organization operating worldwide to promote artistic exchange and dialogue between civil societies and to provide information about foreign cultural policy.