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UMH VOLUNTEERS IN RWANDA ATTEND A TALK ON PREVENTING INFECTIOUS DISEASES


The UMH Headquarters in Rwanda Chair has organized a talk on preventing infectious diseases in Rwanda directed at the participants in the UMH volunteer program in that country. The objective of this meeting was to remind the university community members who are traveling this year to the African country about the preventive measures they need to take to ensure their health.

The session was presented by two specialists, Félix Gutiérrez, Head of the Service of Internal Medicine in the Area of Infectious Diseases and International Health, and by Rafael Pascual, a nurse at the International Vaccination Center and responsible for providing advice to the travelers.

This chat complemented the information that has been provided to the interested and selected parties in a more specialized and specific manner since the call for volunteers was announced on the preventive measures and courses of action to take before, during, and subsequent to their stay in Rwanda.


21 June 2017 and Comments off

(Español) PUBLICADO EL LISTADO DEFINITIVO DE PLAZAS ASIGNADAS EN EL PROGRAMA DE VOLUNTARIADO UMH EN RUANDA


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2 June 2017 Comments off

(Español) PUBLICADO EL LISTADO PROVISIONAL DE PLAZAS ASIGNADAS EN EL PROGRAMA DE VOLUNTARIADO UMH EN RUANDA 2017


M-Escuelas-2008-B-1El Vicerrectorado de Relaciones Internacionales de la Universidad Miguel Hernández (UMH) de Elche publica el listado provisional de plazas asignadas en el programa de Voluntariado en Ruanda para los meses de julio, agosto y septiembre de 2017, así como la lista de espera.

Aquellos participantes que hayan resultado provisionalmente beneficiarios de una plaza deberán presentar su aceptación/renuncia (Anexo II) en el plazo de 10 días hábiles a partir de mañana, esto es, hasta el 29 de mayo de 2017, mediante instancia Expone/Solicita en Registro General o Auxiliares, dirigida al Vicerrector de Relaciones Internacionales. También se concede el mismo plazo para presentar alegaciones, a través de los mismos procedimientos.

Se recuerda a los participantes en la convocatoria que el miércoles 17 a las 10:00h se celebrará la reunión informativa en el Salón de Grados del edificio la Galia. Esta reunión es de asistencia obligatoria para los miembros de la UMH que han obtenido plaza provisionalmente.

En caso de dudas o consultas, el interesado puede escribir a sederuanda@umh.es. Más información en esta página.


15 May 2017 Comments off

INTERVIEW TIMES FOR INTERESTED PARTICIPANTS IN THE UMH VOLUNTEERISM PROGRAM IN RWANDA FOR 2017


M-Escuelas-2008-B-1The Vice Rectorate for International Relations at the Miguel Hernández University of Elche has published the schedule for personal and language interviews for interested participants in the UMH Volunteerism program in Rwanda for summer 2017. The Interviews will take place next Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday (May 8-10) at the times shown on this document.

Interviews will be held in the Rectorado and Consejo Social Building on the Elche Campus in the spaces listed on the attached document. Further information about this program is available here.

For any doubts or questions, send an email to sederuanda@umh.es or call (34) 96 665 8683.


3 May 2017 and Comments off

(Spanish) LISTADO DEFINITIVO DE SOLICITUDES ADMITIDAS Y EXCLUIDAS EN EL PROGRAMA DE VOLUNTARIADO UMH EN RUANDA 2017


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12 April 2017 Comments off

NEMBA SCHOOL LUNCHROOM BEGINS SERVING


The lunchroom at the Nemba schools in Rwanda, which was built by the Miguel Hernández University of Elche (UMH) through the UMH Headquarters in Rwanda Chair and the Vice Rectorate for International Relations, will begin serving meals today. The facility was officially inaugurated this morning by the Bishop of the Diocese of Ruhengeri, Vincent Harolimana, and various Rwandan authorities. Director of the UMH Headquarters in Rwanda Chair, Mariano Pérez Arroyo, attended the ceremony in person, and UMH Rector, Jesús Pastor Ciurana, participated via video conference.

Video conference with UMH Rector, Jesús Pastor, during the lunchroom inauguration ceremony.

Video conference with UMH Rector, Jesús Pastor, during the lunchroom inauguration ceremony.

The ceremony began with an exchange of thoughts by the UMH Rector, the director of the UMH Headquarters in Rwanda Chair, and the Ruhengeri Bishop, with the latter two using for the occasion the Teleconference Room in Nemba that was recently built by the UMH. During the ceremony, the Rector congratulated the local authorities for their efforts and acknowledged the pride that the cooperation project in Rwanda brings to the UMH, which so far has resulted in various actions and investment, the most recent being the construction of the Nemba kitchens and lunchroom.

This facility, which has a capacity for 600 children, is part of a plan of action implemented by the Rwanda Ministry of Education, which intends for all Rwandan school children to eat at their very schools. As of today, the Nemba kitchen and lunchroom will permit boy and girl students enrolled at this school, regardless of their age or socioeconomic level, to receive a meal there every day.

Gallery – Construction progress of the Nemba lunchroom and kitchens. Photographs by Mariano Pérez

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In addition to the construction of this facility, lunchroom grants are also being issued, a product of conversations that the UMH maintained with the relevant authorities, and that materialized through an agreement to subsidize meals with assistance by Rwandan parent associations and contributions from the district and the UMH.


28 March 2017 and Comments off

UMH VOLUNTEERS IN RWANDA, WINNERS OF THE UMH CHAIR AWARD


The Board of Trustees at the Miguel Hernández University of Elche (UMH) has recognized the work by more than one hundred volunteers who have participated in the UMH Cooperation program in Rwanda during the six years of its existence by presenting them with its UMH Chair Award in this year’s Board of Trustees Awards. All the volunteers are or have been linked to the UMH in some way (including students, alumni, faculty, and staff), and each has completed at least one stay of approximately one month in the African country in the volunteering program that is managed by the UMH Headquarters in Rwanda Chair.

The award was accepted yesterday by a group of volunteers in the ceremony held in the Auditorium of the Rectorado & Consejo Social building. Volunteers Juan José Ballesta, a UMH associate professor of pharmacology, and Darío Gómez, a Master’s in General Health Psychology student, gave emotional acceptance speeches in which they appreciated the recognition on behalf of all volunteers, emphasized the good work done by the UMH Headquarters in Rwanda Chair, and expressed the enormous significance that this program has meant for the personal development of each one of them.


17 March 2017 and Comments off

(Español) PUBLICADO EL LISTADO DE SOLICITUDES ADMITIDAS EN EL PROGRAMA DE VOLUNTARIADO UMH EN RUANDA


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7 March 2017 Comments off

UMH PUBLISHES 2017 CALL FOR VOLUNTEERS IN RWANDA


RUANDA VOLUNTARIADO UMH

The UMH Headquarters in Rwanda Chair and the Vice Rectorate for International Relations have published the Summer 2017 Call for the UMH Volunteer Program in Rwanda. New developments for this edition, its seventh, will be explained in informative sessions to be held on Monday, February 13.

Mariano Pérez Arroyo, director of the UMH Headquarters in Rwanda Chair, will visit the campuses of Orihuela Desamparados, Elche, and Sant Joan d’Alacant to explain to university community members the selection requirements, modalities, and criteria for the 2017 summer volunteer call.

Monday, February 13, 2017
Campus Location Time
Orihuela – Desamparados Tudemir Building

Room 1.4

10:00 a.m.
Elche La Galia Building

Salón de Grados

Noon
Sant Joan d’Alacant Fco. Javier Balmis Building

Room 8

2:00 p.m.

This year, there will be three groups of volunteers–8 persons in each–during the months of July, August, and September. Each stay will last approximately four weeks and the participants can get involved in different areas of the UMH development cooperation program (socio-health activities, teaching assistance, training of personnel). The UMH cooperation program in Rwanda has resulted from the university’s activities in the locale of Nemba, and this is to be the seventh edition of calls for travel grants so UMH community members (students, alumni, faculty, and staff) can collaborate with the UMH Headquarters in Rwanda Chair.

All information about the call is available here (in Spanish).


23 January 2017 and Comments off

“THE UMH IN RWANDA” TELEVISION REPORT


Every summer, the heart of Africa receives groups of volunteers from the Miguel Hernández University of Elche who travel to Rwanda to participate in development cooperation projects. What is their day-to-day like? What do their tasks consist of? This TV story takes you there, showing the experience they share for one month, something that everybody agrees upon as unforgettable.

Over the past eleven years, the UMH has been collaborating in the small locality of Nemba, contributing to its infrastructure, providing material to its schools and the Nemba Hospital in addition to teaching and healthcare support. These are the actions areas of the UMH volunteers, whose projects are quite diverse. The cooperation program in Rwanda strives to integrate the university community into this African country, an initiative coordinated by the UMH Seat in Rwanda Chair and the UMH Vice Rectorate for International Relations.


21 October 2016 Comments off