IIRR Student Chapter Network

Connecting students to rural communities.

IIRR Student Chapter Network brings the cause of ending extreme poverty to Universities.

The Student Chapter Network is an interconnected and empowered network of university students dedicated to increasing the visibility of marginalized rural communities through advocacy and fundraising.

The Network works as part of the wider IIRR community to tackle its three pillars: Education, Health, and Environment. Each member directly contributed to the IIRR’s work to empower rural people and produce life-changing outcomes for rural communities.



What are the Chapter’s Objectives?


Every year, each Student Chapter directs at least two advocacy campaigns to raise awareness of the issues facing rural communities.


Student Chapters organize and host fundraising events, with the proceeds contributing directly to improving the lives of the rural poor.


Student Chapters have the opportunity to mentor an emerging chapter in order to share their successes and encourage the growth of the network and IIRR’s mission.

What is a Student Chapter?

A Student Chapter is a student-led group run by an elected Executive Board to promote and support the essential work of the IIRR. Every member is a vital part of the wider IIRR community and contributes to making empowering, long-lasting, and sustainable changes to the lives of rural communities around the world.


Why be part of a Student Chapter?

Being part of an IIRR Student Chapter is an awesome experience for those looking to forge a career in international or rural development, or for anyone who is passionate about social equality and the lives of rural people.

For more information about the benefits of setting up your own IIRR Student Chapter, please click HERE.

Creating a New Student Chapter

IIRR is expanding its Student Chapter Network and is looking for motivated and passionate university students to rise to the challenge of setting up a new chapter.

Be part of an inclusive and dedicated team that supports the most vulnerable.

Together, let’s support the cause of ending extreme poverty in rural Africa and Asia.