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(Español) Recordatorio Voluntariado en Ruanda: ENTREVISTAS PERSONALES

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10 May 2019 Comments off

(Español) Voluntariado en Ruanda: Listas provisionales de admitidos y excluidos

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7 May 2019 Comments off

(Español) Aprobadas las Directrices de la CUD para el periodo 2019-2030 en la asamblea CRUE Internacionalización y Cooperación

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26 March 2019 Comments off


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15 January 2019 Comments off

Mariano Pérez Arroyo, recipient of the 2018 Humanitarian Award by the Napardi Foundation

Mariano Pérez Arroyo, director of the UMH Headquarters in Rwanda Chair, has been recognized by the Napardi Charitable Foundation by being awarded its 2018 Humanitarian Award for his efforts in Rwanda. A neurophysiologist and former UMH faculty member, Mariano Pérez Arroyo has been involved with development cooperation efforts in Rwanda since 1994. This prize was awarded in November 2018 at the Napardi Gastronomic Society.

The Napardi Foundation has collaborated by funding various UMH Headquarters in Rwanda Chair projects; its support was vital for the construction of the Nemba lunchroom, a facility that now feeds 700 children every day of the year at the Nemba School. The foundation also collaborates in the fight against epilepsy, a disease that is highly prevalent in Rwanda.


This funding is received and managed by the UMH Headquarters in Rwanda Chair, an entity created in 2016 by the Miguel Hernández University of Elche to carry out development cooperation actions in that African country. The university focuses its assistance on areas of health, research, and education through training, the construction or renovation of infrastructure, as well as by providing teaching and health support. 

Even though the formal creation of this chair occurred relatively recently, the Miguel Hernández University of Elche has been present in Rwanda since the educational institution’s early beginnings. The then-psychology professor, Mariano Pérez Arroyo, now chair director, has led several projects financed by the UMH, the first of which was the renovation of the Musanze nursing school.

14 December 2018 and Comments off


The UMH Volunteer program in Rwanda recently finished its eighth edition after three months of activity in that African country. During July, August, and September, 24 people carried out stays there to collaborate with various projects from the cooperation program in Rwanda that the UMH manages through its Vice Rectorate for International Relations and the UMH Headquarters in Rwanda Chair.

Faculty, students, and alumni from various programs (pharmacy, medicine, physiotherapy, psychology, physical activity and sports sciences, agro-food and agro-environmental engineering, journalism, audiovisual communication, journalism, and business administration & management) worked throughout three months at the Nemba Hospital, Nemba high school, and the Higher School of Sciences of Musanze, the three main institutions that the UMH has collaborated with for over 10 years.

UMH volunteers provided teaching support at both schools, giving classes of English, biology, mathematics, physical education, as well as other subjects, in addition to training faculty at the Higher School of Sciences of Musanze in computer science and advanced English. Tasks at the Nemba Hospital included training its health personnel and providing support for specific units, including physiotherapy and mental health, in addition to social and healthcare for its psychiatric and pediatric patients. Moreover, efforts were made on other specific programs, such as the compilation of audiovisual material for a documentary and design work for the UMH Headquarters in Rwanda Chair webpage. This year, as a novelty, the volunteers were provided with training on aspects of development cooperation, as well as the Sustainable Development Goals of the United Nations 2030 agenda.

3 October 2018 and Comments off