Ubudehe is a
traditional Rwandan cultural practice that involves community members working
together to achieve a common goal. It is a form of mutual assistance or
collective work, where people come together to help each other with various
tasks such as farming, building houses, roads construction, etc.
Ubudehe is deeply rooted in Rwandan culture and is based on the principles of solidarity, cooperation, and mutual support. It is seen as a way to strengthen social bonds and promote unity within the community. The practice is usually organized by the community leaders, who assign tasks to different groups of people according to their skills and abilities.
Ubudehe is still practiced in many rural communities in Rwanda, although its significance and prevalence have declined over time due to modernization and changes in lifestyle. However, efforts are being made to revive this cultural practice and promote its values as a means of building stronger and more cohesive communities.
As an ecotourism and travel company involved in community based tourism, we organize this tour for guests who are interested in experiencing the Ubudehe traditional culture firsthand in Rwanda.
During the tour, you will have the opportunity to work alongside community members on various tasks, such as farming, building houses, roads and bridges construction, digging anti erosion terraces and learn about their way of life and customs.