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CORE Rwanda (Japanese Non-Profit Org. Community Road Empowerment) promotes skill-up of Rural Youth in Feeder Road Maintenace / Donou Technology. 



CORE Rwanda  (umuryango mpuzamahanga udaharanira inyungu ukomoka mu Buyapani)itanga ubumenyingiro ku Rubyiruko mu gusana imihanda y'Imigenderano hakoreshejwe ibikoresho biboneka mu karere ;bifashishije tekinoloji ya dono.


What is Donou Technology??
"Donou" is a Japanese Word that means wrapping soil in a gunny bag. Donou technology involves using gunny bags filled with murrum, gravel or farm soil and tightly tied to repair impassable road.

  • It makes only locally available materials.
  • I is labor based technology.
  • It is easy to learn.
  • It makes the road durable and passable with simple maintenance. 
Tekinoloji ya Dono ni iki ??
"Donou" ni ijambo ry'ikiyapani risobanura gushyira itaka mu mufuka ugafunga.Muri Tekinoloji ya dono , imifuka ishyirwamo ubutaka bwagenewe gukora imihanda cyangwa irindi taka risanzwe igahambirwa neza ubundi igakoreshwa mu gusana ibice by' imihanda byangiritse .
 Ibiranga iyi tekinoloji ya dono
  • Ikoresha gusa ibikoresho biboneka mu karere.
  • Ishingiye ku gukoresha amaboko kurusha imashini(abaturage ) .
  • Iroroshye kuyimenya/kuyiga no kuyishyira mu bikorwa.
  • Ituma imihanda ikomera ndetse ikaba nyabagendwa, igakenera gusanywa byoroheje

↓↓↓↓↓ Examples of Donou Technology Application ↓↓↓↓↓                      Zimwe mu ngero zahantu tekinoloji ya Dono yakoreshejwe.

BEFORE The Training/ Uko umuhanda  wari umeze Mbere y'amahugurwa.
Any vehicle could not pass this part of the road. Rutsiro, Mukura.
During The Training/Mu gikorwa cyo   gusana uwo muhanda(mu mahugurwa). 
CORE offered training to the road maintenance cooperative in Mukura sector and Manihira sector and they fixed this section. Ring culvert was set to protect road from rain water flow.
AFTER The Training/uko umuhanda wahindutse nyuma y'amahugurwa .
Nicely fixed. Now any vehicle can pass here.
AFTER The Training/uko umuhanda wahindutse nyuma y'amahugurwa .
Nicely fixed. Now any vehicle can pass here.
BEFORE The Training/uko umuhanda wari umeze Mbere y'Amahugurwa.
Half of the road was washed away by the rain water from up hill. Kirehe, Nyamugari.
During The Training/ uko umuhanda wasanywe Mu mahugurwa.
CORE offered training to 7 road maintenance cooperatives in the District of Kirehe.
AFTER The Training/Uko umuhanda wahindutse Nyuma y'amahugurwa.
Now the road was fixed.
AFTER The Training/Uko umuhanda wahindutse Nyuma y'amahugurwa.
Now the road was fixed.
BEFORE The Training/uko umuhanda wari umeze mbere y'amahugurwa 
The road condition in this mashland was muddy and slipperly, hindering movement of farmers and vehicles' movement. Ruhango, Mwendo.
During The Training/uburyo wasanywe mugihe cy'amahugurwa.
CORE offered training to Mwendo road maintenance cooperative in the District of Ruhango.
AFTER The Training/uko umuhanda wahindutse nyuma yo gusanywa.
Even during rain season, the road is in good condition.
AFTER The Training/uko umuhanda wahindutse nyuma yo gusanywa.
Even during rain season, the road is in good condition.

Voice From District Government/Ijwi ry'abayobozi bo mu turere.

Our tecnology is highly apreciated by all district govenment where we have worked.

Iyi tekinoloji yashimwe cyane n'uturere twakorewemo kuburyo bifuza kuyisakaza nahandi itaragera kugirango Imihanda ibungwabungwe mu buryo bwizewe kandi burambye.
The Mayor of Kirehe visited our training site and encouraged participants to take this skill very well, so that the District government can promote local employment for public road maintenance projects.

6 steps to Repair the road using Donou Technology

1.
Identify an impassable section of the road. Clear the mud and stagnant water if any.
(Rusizi 2018)
2.
Clear the site, excavate appropriately, and make a flat road base.
(Ngororero 2020)
3.
Lay Donou bags in the excavated area and compact them act as the road base course.
(Nyamagabe 2019)
4.
Fill the space in between Donou bags and compact them appropriately to act as column supports and prevent lateral dispatchment.
(Nyaruguru 2019)
5.
Make gravel/murrum wearing course after compaction Donou bags to prevent them from sunlight and traffic wear.
(Gatsibo 2020)
6. 
A completed Donou maintained section of once impassable road.
(Rusizi 2018 Same road as Step 1)
3.
Lay Donou bags in the excavated area and compact them act as the road base course.
(Nyamagabe 2019)

Where CORE has worked?
Nihe CORE imaze gukorera?


In Rwanda, CORE has worked in 11 districts.

CORE imaze gukora mu turere 11 mu Rwanda
CORE has done training at 11 Districts (2018 - 2021):
  • Gakenke,
  • Rulindo,
  • Nyamasheke,
  • Rusizi,
  • Ruhango,
  • Nyamagabe,
  • Nyaruguru,
  • Rutsiro,
  • Kirehe,
  • Ngororero,
  • Gatsibo,
CORE has trained people how to fix the road in 28 countries. 

Total Participants to the training: 17,867 people
Total fixed road length: 182,086m

Rwanda, BurkinaFaso, Cameroon, Comoros, DRCongo, Ethiopia, Ghana, Gambia, Ivory Coast, Kenya, Madagascar, Mauritania, Mozanbique, Somalia, SouthSudan, Tanzania, Zambia, Bangladesh, Micronesia, Myanmar, PapuaNewGuinea, Philipines, SolomonIslands, TimorLeste, Tonga, Vietnam, ElSalvador, Paraguay

RTDA Quality Control.
Isuzuma rya dono tekinoloji ryakozwe n'ikigo cy'igihugu gishizwe ubwikorezi mu Rwanda.

RTDA: Road and Transport Development Agency
(under the MININFRA: Ministry of Infraastructure)
RTDA has performed Quality Control on our project sites. 
Based on the data collected by the QC, RTDA recommends Donou technology as useful technology for road maintenance.

Voice from Training Participants
Ijwi ry'urubyiruko rwahawe amahugurwa kuri tekinolji ya Dono 

We have been really happy to be trained by CORE Rwanda in road maintenance with Donou Technology. It was very encouraging that our Mayor came to see our training site and told us that the District government is ready to hire us to fix other roads. Our training site was challenging, we worked very hard and we learnt a lot.

Twishimiye guhabwa amahugurwa na CORE Rwanda mugusana imihanda hakoresheshejwe ikoranabuhanga rya Do-nou.Byaduteye imbaraga gusurwa na n'Umuyobozi w'akarere,Mayor,watwizeje ubufatanye ndetse n'akazi mubikorwa byo gusana indi mihanda.Site twakoreyeho yari ikomeye cyane kandi igoranye ariko twashoboye kuyitunganya tunahigira byinshi.
Merine Edissa,
Team Leader, Kirehe
Through the experience that we fixed the road by ourselves, we have gained confidence that we can do it! Thanks for CORE, I have joined the training at Kirehe, and I got more experience in leading team to work for road maintence, I am ready to train people to apply Donou technology in my district. I will always be pioneer to dissiminnate CORE  principles and mission to help Youth people to be self-reliant.Thanks

Mubumenyi nahawe bwo gusana imihanda nahungukiye byinshi kandi igishimishije kurushaho nuko dutozwa kubyikorera ubwacu,twifitiye icyizere kandi turabishoboye!Ndashimira CORE yampaye uburyo bwo gukorera Kirehe byanyongereye imbaraga mukuyobora.Niteguye kwigisha ibijyanye no gusana imihanda hakoreshwa ikoranabuhanga rya Do-nou mu Karere kacu.Nzaharanira ko indangaciro za CORE n'intego yayo bigezwa hose kuko bifasha urubyiruko kurushaho kwigira.
TURATSINZE Aimable,
Team Leader, Ruhango
CORE Rwanda came in Rwanda in the right time to empower Youth to use their potentialities especially in rural areas.We have learnt a lot about road maintenance and water drainage. Thanks for CORE, we could save our neiborhood from flood, we volunteered to make proper drainage around our village. We have come to initiate business activity for our self-development. We are ready to work for District project for road maintenance.

CORE Rwanda yaziye igihe mugufasha urubyiruko gukoresha imbaraga rufite cyane cyane mu bice by'icyaro.Twize byinshi mugusana imihanda no kuyobora amazi neza.Twashoboye kandi gufasha abaturage kwirinda imivu y'amazi.Ubu tatangiye n'igikorwa cyiterambere kiduzadufasha gukomeza kugira uruhare mu iterambere ryacu niryi'gihugu muri rusange.Twiteguye gukoresha imbaraga zacu mu gusana imihanda yo mukarere kacu.
Uwimana Jean Paul
Team Leader, Nyaruguru
We have learnt how to fix the road with locally available materials. Now we are waiting for the district government to hire us for road maintenance project. We are ready to work!

Twize byinshi mugusana imihanda yangiritse hakoreshejwe ibikoresho biboneka iwacu.Ubu icyibanze nuko dutegereje ko Leta yadushigikira ikaduha akazi mugusana imihanda igenda yangirika.Twiteguye gutanga umusanzu wacu n'imbaraga.
Dusengimana Marie 
Team Learder, Nyamagabe
We have achieved a lot with CORE Rwanda.The impassable road was adequately fixed. Our Site really required to use special materials like ring culverts but with our combined effort as Youth we have come to good results.We are ready to continue our activities applying Donou technology especially in remote areas. Fixing roads will unable our population to reach markets for their agricultural produces.Thanks to CORE Rwanda to initiate such innovation in our District.
  
Twageze kuri byinshi kubwa CORE Rwanda.Imihanda itari nyabagendwa ubu irakoreshwa nyuma yo gusanwa.Site yacu yari igoye ariko muguhuza imbaraga nk'urubyiruko twashoboye kuyitunganya hakoreshejwe nibikoresho byihariye bikora ibiraro .Twiteguye gukomeza gukoresha Donou tekenoloji cyane cyane mu bice by'icyaro.Gutunganya imihanda bizafasha abaturage bacu kugeza imisaruro yabo ku masoko.Turashimira CORE Rwanda kuba yaragejeje iri koranabuhanga mu Karere iwacu.
Gaspard Iradukunda 
Team Leader, Rutsiro
CORE Rwanda ,through Do-nou trainings,has showed us that everything is possible  as we fixed a bridge with our hands without intervention of a machine which would have cost us a fortune.As youths,we have learnt to use our efforts to provide solutions to the community and to develop ourselves financially by joining hands .
CORE Rwanda  ibinyujije mu mahugurwa yaduhaye ,yatweretse ko byose bishoboka ,ntitwashoboraga kwiyumvisha ko twakora ibiraro bikomeye birimo impombo nini dukoresheje amaboko yacu nta mashini twitabaje. Nk'Urubyiruko ,twize gukoresha imbaraga zacu tugashakira ibisubizo sosiyete ndetse tugahuza n'amaboko tukiteza imbere mu bukungu.
Mugaragu Emmanuel 
Team Leader, Gakenke
We have learnt how to fix the road with locally available materials. Now we are waiting for the district government to hire us for road maintenance project. We are ready to work!

Twize byinshi mugusana imihanda yangiritse hakoreshejwe ibikoresho biboneka iwacu.Ubu icyibanze nuko dutegereje ko Leta yadushigikira ikaduha akazi mugusana imihanda igenda yangirika.Twiteguye gutanga umusanzu wacu n'imbaraga.
Dusengimana Marie 
Team Learder, Nyamagabe

CORE Rwanda can provide Road maintenance training session for other projects

Please contact CORE Rwanda. 
Our training session can be customized according to project budget and any other requests. Consult us.
corerwanda@gmail.com

Benefit of Donou Technology

    • Easily adopted and applied by the community hence sustainable.
    • With regular maintenance, the road section mainteined using Donou technology is durable and cost efficient.
    • Use only locally availlable materials.
    • Labor based technology, hence create employment without both compromising the quality and increasing the cost.

This project is sponsored by people of Japan
(Ministry of Foregin Affairs and Embassy of Japan)

This project is supported by Ministry of Infrastructure of Rwanda