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Idris Nechirvan Idris President and Founder

Idris Nechirvan Idris is a leading philanthropist and environmentalist in the Kurdistan Region of Iraq. He founded the Rwanga Foundation in 2013 with an ambitious plan to give every child access to quality education. Since then, Rwanga Foundation’s projects and initiatives have expanded to include economic development, youth empowerment, environmental protection and donations to charitable causes. His initiatives and foundation have helped more than three million people, including refugees and displaced people.

Building on his commitment to the environment, Idris Nechirvan’s initiatives are intended to develop local innovative projects that help tackle global climate change as well.

Idris Nechirvan also serves as the chancellor of the University of Kurdistan – Hewler, the first English medium university in Iraq. 


Rwanga Foundation is a non-governmental organization, which envisages a world where quality education is accessible for all. Its mission is to provide services, build capacities and design policies to ensure easy access to education for all and improve the overall educational standards in KRI, Iraq and the greater global community. 

Rwanga’s strategic goals are to develop platforms for youth to discover talents and fulfill their potentials, introduce the latest technology, including e-learning system to the education process in order to meet the advanced international standards, create a culture and passion for learning in particular among the youth.

Rwanga Foundation's Headquarters is based in Erbil. It officially launched its activities in September 2013 to conduct projects and activities all over Iraq through its four main sectors of education, youth, environment and vulnerable groups

Mission and Vision

Mission Rwanga’s mission is to provide services, build capacities and design policies to enable easier access to education and improve its overall standard in Kurdistan and the greater global community.

Vision A world where quality education is accessible for all.



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Education in Rwanga dictionary is not only what we gain from schools and universities. In this sector we talk about practical learning to make individual lives and society status better. Rwanga Foundation aspires to make everyone’s life a learning journey.


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Youth is the driving force of today and the future aspirant leaders for tomorrow, therefore involving them in the current society is very important and necessary to empower them with the right skills and lead them in the best way.


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Environment protection being a global concern, is also the area of concentration for Rwanga Foundation. Through awareness programs, and providing public service and basic needs, Rwanga Foundation is highly involved in protecting and keeping clean the earth planet.

Vulnerable Group

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Poverty filled with fear cannot focus on learning! providing the vulnerable groups with basic needs to survive, continue their education and develop their skills are Rwanga Foundation's main objectives. Rwanga Foundation is committed to support people in need to integrate in the society to become a part of it for a brighter future.