Together we can make a Difference
BCIEA has morphed into eleven community components .
Our community education focuses on educating individuals and organizations in both rural and
urban communities about Breast Cancer, risk factors, signs and symptoms, how to carry out self-breast
examination, nutrition and wellness tips, linkage to medical care for treatment among other life saving tips.
Women who have undergone mastectomy due
to breast cancer can have access to a soft,
comfortable knitted prostheses to help boost
their self esteem.
The Wellness garden is our prevention
model for lifestyle/nutrition, cancer
risk reduction and food and income
generation for patients, survivors and
Fruits and leafy vegetables are most
BCIEA published our first article in Rwanda
Journal of Medicine and Health Sciences Vol. 1
No 1, 2018 about the impact of the Ulinzi Walk on Breast Cancer
Awareness in Rwanda.
We are conducting second phase of this research.
The aim of the Children Education Fund is to
ensure that children orphaned by Breast
cancer have access to education. Many breast cancer patients ,when they die the children fall into the cracks, BCIEA
established a fund to pay these children school fees.
The survivor support group is a
monthly meeting of breast cancer
survivors. It is a time for
fellowship where they share their
various coping strategies, network
and participate in health and
wellness interventions. The group
sometimes listen to speakers
share on various life topics.
For secondary and college students under the premise that early intervention will result in more, better informed citizens.
Students play a major role spreading awareness among their families and the public. Some mothers have gone to consult doctors because of the child’s persistence. College Students from Rwanda and USA are volunteers and/or apply to do their Internship with BCIEA.
FBCOSPV was initially implemented by our trained Village Ambassador (VA) a breast cancer survivor or volunteer; was equipped with a donated smartphone, loaded with BCIEA Awareness mobile App., accompanied by a Guide in Kinyarwanda.
The VA is deployed to her own village where she is known and trusted to share the life saving information.
Our Wellness House is affectionately known as the Pink House. It is transitional overnight, safe, space for rural patients traveling to and from treatment in Kigali. It servs as, venue for BCIEA meetings, learning training and as an information dissemination center. Wellness activities, workshops and demonstrations are becoming popular at the Pink House.
Nothing can compare to the fear experienced when sitting in the doctor’s office and hearing the word cancer.
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