The COPORWA NGO (Community of Potters of Rwanda) is a non-governmental organization former CAURWA (Communaute des Authoctones du Rwanda ) created in May , 1995,…
Our Mission is to promote the respect of the rights, the social and economic integration of the community of the potters within the Rwandan society…
"A Country without discrimination nor marginalization where the socio-economic, political, civic and equal cultural rights of every citizen are equal"
Policy analysis and advocacy
COPORWA analyses government Policies, we identify gaps and carry research for having facts for successful advocacy. Under this program we have had PEMI-IHURIRO (Policy Engagement for Marginalised Inclusion) project funded by European Union for 3 years (2013-2015) and PPIMA (Public Policy Implementation Monitoring and Advocacy) project funded by NPA (Norwegian People’s Aid) since 2011 until…Read More
Education, Gender and Health
In Education : Since 1995 COPORWA supported children from the Potters Community ,now we count 700 completed secondary schools, 70 completed university studies and 200 completed vocational training in partnership with Government of Rwanda. More than 50% of adult from Potters community are illiterate by the funds of Action… In Gender: In 2009 COPORWA carried…Read More
COPORWA is a human rights defender organization aims to protects and defend the rights of Potters/Historically Marginalized People(HMPs), under this program since 2012 COPORWA dealt with the problems of landless and land dispossession for Potters of Rwanda ,Potters women’s rights and Potters ‘s rights in General .Refer to Documentation Livelihood and Development Since 2012 COPORWA…Read More
Culture and Environment
Culture: The Culture of Potters/Historically Marginalized People (HMPs) is based on their living style mostly on Tradition Dancing and pottering. For more information refer to documentation Environment: The Potters/Historically Marginalized People(HMPs)were living in the forest by hunting forest animals and by harvesting forest fruits .But basing on the politics of Area protection and tourism progress…Read More
Our Teams Members
Munyeshuri Jean DonaldPresident/Board
Bavakure VincentExecutive Director
Frequently Asked Question
COPORWA (Community of Potters of Rwanda) is former CAURWA (Communautés des Autochtones du Rwanda), CAURWA changed into COPORWA for political reasons in 2006 for more details contact us.
Batwa was ethnic among 3 ethnics of Rwanda before Genocide perpetrated against Tutsi in 1994, but basing on the reason that ethnic caused the divisionism which brought Rwandans to Genocide perpetrated against Tutsi in 1994, where we lost more than one million people, we no longer mention Ethnics That is how the new constitution of Rwanda doesn’t allow people to mention ethnics for that reason Batwa are known by the new constitution of Rwanda as Historically Marginalized people (HMPs)
Basing on their history HMPs of Rwanda live by traditional Potters that is the reason why they are known as potters of Rwanda.
COPORWA-NPA PARTNERSHIP (2020-2024) PROJECT TITLE: PUBLIC POLICY INFORMATION, MONITORING AND ADVOCACY (PIMMA) The Public Policy Information Monitoring and Advocacy (PPIMA) is a civil society support project with overall goal that Rwandan citizens live in a democratic society with equitable social justice. Due to lack of the interest of Rwandan civil society organizations and citizens, knowledge…Continue Reading