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Deepening the foundations of biblical knowledge for East African church leaders

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to create healthy churches and transformed lives.

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Rwanda is a small, landlocked country just southwest of Lake Victoria, surrounded by Democratic Republic of Congo, Uganda, Tanzania, and Burundi. It is well-known for the genocide that took place in 1994, in which approximately 1,000,000 Rwandans were killed by their fellow Rwandans. The genocide was the subject of the movie "Hotel Rwanda". Since that time, however, Rwanda has made a remarkable recovery. It is safe and is the cleanest country in East Africa (if not all of Africa). It is known as "the land of a thousand hills," and some call it the "Switzerland of Africa."


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Photos of Rwanda


Short videos taken at the Ntarama and Nyamata Genocide Sites are available on the ECLEA Videos YouTube page, HERE.


ECLEA in Rwanda

ECLEA personnel first went to Rwanda in June 2007 after Anglican Bishop Alexis Bilindabagabo of the Gahini Diocese invited Jonathan Menn to come and teach the pastors of the diocese (the two had met following a speech the Bishop gave at Trinity Evangelical Divinity School). In the years since that initial visit, ECLEA teachers have taught in each of Rwanda's provinces, and ECLEA has established a solid committee of Rwandan pastor-teachers to carry on the work indigenously.

Here are updates concerning ECLEA's work in Rwanda (older news accounts of ECLEA's work in Rwanda and the rest of East Africa are located in the News Archive):

Protais Nshogoza, ECLEA-Rwanda national coordinator

November 2022

Kanombe training on Biblical Marriage and Parenting which is going on now. This is a review of this book since it is the second time to study it. This was by the request of many students.

One Student told us that he was invited to one radio in this country. He went with a copy of this book then the chief editor told him that the book is designed for family so he must be coming and teach listeners about a Godly family using it!

Gakenke Biblical Interpretation course: Pastors testify that they were not interpreting the Bible in the correct way because they didn't know how to discover the context. Some said they should repent for whaat they did before in their preaching.

Best regards, Protais


Protais Nshogoza, ECLEA-Rwanda national coordinator

February 2022

With a great honor am glad to give you sincere appreciations of ECLEA Rwanda, myself, and Kayonza Students: This is also to let you know that 22 students graduated; 11 got Certificate, 5 Diploma, and 6 Bachelor's degree. This has been done under an affilition and accreditation of Lawrence Bible University and ECLEA-Rwanda. We recognize your efforts and hard work to let this happen. Students are Eager to Continue studies on other levels.

God bless you. Thank you on Behalf of ECLEA-Rwanda,

Dr Protais Nshogoza

Additionally, I am glad to let you know the situation of our trainings in this Country of Thousand Hills. Kanombe Center is having graduation on 18th February 2022; 15 New students have learned the book of Habakkuk and 1st Timothy. Kayonza center and Rukira will have their graduation on 8th February 2022 and are eager to start a new intake. Gicumbi Center has its own graduation on 29th January 2022. Gakenke center has 26 pastors studied 6 books till now. Ruhango center is not yet having a date of graduation but am planning to be with them next week for a meeting of preparation  

Attached are some pictures from our classes and Gicumbi graduation.



God bless you, Rev Protais Nshogoza


Protais Nshogoza, ECLEA-Rwanda national coordinator

Today on 21/01/2022 a new center of ECLEA Rwanda has been established at Kigali, Kicukiro District, Gatenga sector, Murambi cell. This was an introduction meeting 35 Church Leaders was invited and responded to the invitation 20 among them inscribed themselves and went to mobilize their members to join the school. On 28/1/2022 there will be a meeting that will conclude the starting of studies. Glory to God!

Protais Nshogoza


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