Giving Back

Educate Rwanda is a non-profit dedicated to sharing God’s love by helping to improve children’s educational, physical and spiritual needs in Rwanda, Africa.


Rick & Amy Hendel, along with Shane & Enid Mason, co-founded Educate Rwanda to raise awareness about the history of this African country, and the continued struggles, successes, and needs of the Rwandan people.

Rick Hendel has taken three service trips to Africa, with his latest co-leading a team of ten to Rwanda. They took part in training with a Hydraform brick-making machine, which was gifted to this community by generous donors through Educate Rwanda and Valley Church in Vacaville, California. This machine will be used to develop the local community by building new walls and structures.

Educate Rwanda focuses on economic development by partnering with community leaders through small business initiatives, training, and accountability.

For more information or to support Educate Rwanda, please visit,



Student at Remera, Kigali, Rwanda

Rick Hendel, Pastor Esron, Shane Mason

Building the wall with the hydraform machine around the EFCR

Building the foundation for the wall

Student at Remera, Kigali, Rwanda

Bricks made with Hydraform Machine