Rwanda Radio Project for Orphans

 
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  • Rwanda Radio Project for Orphans has received 7 donations
    • 2 years ago
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  • Rwanda Radio Project for Orphans has been retired and is no longer accepting donations.
    • 2 years ago
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  • Rwanda Radio Project for Orphans has received 24 donations
    • 3 years ago
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  • Rwanda Radio Project for Orphans posted a progress report
    Jonathan receives new Prime radio
    By - Kristine Pearson - CEO, Lifeline Energy
    Meet 18-year-old Jonathan, who has been the head of his household since his parents passed away when he was 11.  Since then Jonathan has had to shoulder responsibilities that no child should have to bear. He looks after four younger siblings, who are all now in school.  He has been known to Lifeline Energy since...
    • 3 years ago
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  • Rwanda Radio Project for Orphans posted a progress report
    Prime to be introduced in Rwanda
    By - Kristine Pearson - CEO of Lifeline Energy
    Since we first launched the Lifeline radio in 2003 in Rwanda, more than 16,000 have been distributed mainly to child and widow-headed households. We are delighted that going forward, we will be distributing our new enhanced Prime solar and wind-up radio. In addition to providing child-only families with Prime radios...
    • 3 years ago
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  • Rwanda Radio Project for Orphans posted a progress report
    Update from the field
    By - Michelle Riley - Director of External Affairs
     Lifeline Energy CEO Kristine Pearson recently traveled to Rwanda to check in on the radio project that is benefiting child headed households.  This is the organization’s longest running project and one that she has personally been involved with since its inception in 2000.  When Kristine began...
    • 4 years ago
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  • Rwanda Radio Project for Orphans has received 22 donations
    • 4 years ago
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  • Rwanda Radio Project for Orphans posted a progress report
    Early Childhood Development initiative
    By - Michelle Riley - Director of External Affairs
    The Rwanda Radio Project For Orphans is our oldest and largest program and has benefited tens of thousands of children. Along with our partner CARE International, we help support children in the north and south provinces of Rwanda, and have received encouraging feedback. One 18-year-old girl said that after receiving her...
    • 4 years ago
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  • Rwanda Radio Project for Orphans posted a progress report
    Learning Children's Rights on the Lifeline Radio
    By - Bhavna Malkani - Digital Fundraising and Marketing Manager
    There are over 101,000 child headed households in Rwanda. The country still has a disproportionate number of vulnerable children living without adult guidance. Children are dealing with the effects of the incredibly high number of rapes that occurred during and after the war. Although Rwanda’s HIV/ AIDS rate is declining,...
    • 4 years ago
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  • Rwanda Radio Project for Orphans posted a progress report
    A Sense of Hope - 11 Years Of Progress In Rwanda
    By - Bhavna Malkani - Digital Marketing and Fundraising Manager
    Bugasera is an area in Rwanda where prior to the genocide, the population was 64,000, after wards 2,000. We spoke with 30 (50/50 female/male) child heads of households who had received our Lifeline radios 6 months ago. Between the ages of 12 and 20, they had walked up to three hours to come. Our first visit was in 1999,...
    • 5 years ago
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  • Rwanda Radio Project for Orphans has received 29 donations
    • 5 years ago
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  • Rwanda Radio Project for Orphans posted a progress report
    Lifeline radio project – Rwanda
    By - Chhavi Sharma - Project Manager
    Pacifique, 20-year-old head of household with one sister said, “Over the radio I learned about violence and sexual abuse against children – about how and why it is perpetrated, and how children can protect themselves. I then decided to get training in child protection. I am waiting for the local authorities to...
    • 5 years ago
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    • loriexfree
      loriexfree As much as it hurts to know of children and youth as heads of households, it helps to know that they are getting at least the comfort and empowerment of the Lifeline radios.
      • 6 years ago
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  • Rwanda Radio Project for Orphans has received 106 donations
    • 6 years ago
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  • Rwanda Radio Project for Orphans posted a progress report
    Stories of Hope from Rwanda
    By - Chhavi Sharma - Project Coordinator
    Musanze District is renowned for its mountain gorillas, making it the most popular tourist destination in the country. Against the backdrop of the majestic Virunga chain of volcanoes, scattered across the hills below are thousands of destitute children struggling to survive on their own with no adults to care for them. ...
    • 6 years ago
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  • Rwanda Radio Project for Orphans posted a progress report
    News Release - Tom Hanks hosts eBay Charity Auction
    By - Michelle Riley - Director of External Affairs
    New York, January 21, 2008…. The Freeplay Foundation announced today that two-time Academy Award® winner Tom Hanks will participate in a charity auction hosted on eBay Giving Works Jan 22-Feb 1 to support the Freeplay Foundation. Tom Hanks, the Freeplay Foundation’s U.S. Ambassador, will autograph 10 self-powered...
    • 7 years ago
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  • Rwanda Radio Project for Orphans posted a progress report
    Getting connected - 22,000 more Rwandese orphans now have 24/7 radio access
    By - Abigail Connolly - Fundraising Coordinator
    In 2007 1,100 Freeplay solar-powered wind-up Lifeline radios were distributed to isolated child-headed households in Rwanda. Working with our local partner organisation, Care Rwanda, we know that one radio averages 20 listeners, resulting in 22,000 orphaned children now having much needed access to practical and helpful...
    • 7 years ago
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    • loriexfree
      loriexfree It is a sign of hope that so many of those who live alone find such solace in listening to Lifeline radios.
      • 6 years ago
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  • Rwanda Radio Project for Orphans has received 6 donations
    • 7 years ago
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  • Rwanda Radio Project for Orphans posted a progress report
    Freeplay Foundation featured in Yoga and Joyful Living Magazine
    By - Freeplay Foundation -
    THE VOICE OF HOPE For Africa’s Children, It Comes One Radio at a Time By jake miller NOT LONG AGO Kristine Pearson found herself in a ball gown at a dinner at Kensington Palace in London, talking about poverty in sub-Saharan Africa and the problems of children who have lost their parents to AIDS or to the war...
    • 7 years ago
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  • Rwanda Radio Project for Orphans has received 38 donations
    • 8 years ago
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  • Rwanda Radio Project for Orphans posted a progress report
    Johnta and the Orphans of Nyamata
    By - Kristine Pearson and Midi Berry - Freeplay Fdn Exec. Director & Snr Devt Consultant
    Those of you who have read previous Global Giving reports on Rwanda by the Freeplay Foundation will remember Jonathan Macumi a 14-year old Rwandese we met first during a large distribution of Lifeline radios in Nyamata District in 2002. A photograph of Johnta carrying his Lifeline radio on a hoe has been featured...
    • 8 years ago
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  • Rwanda Radio Project for Orphans has been approved to be on GlobalGiving!
    • 8 years ago
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  • Rwanda Radio Project for Orphans posted a progress report
    Freeplay’s Portable Energy Weza Wins Major Award
    By - Midi Berry - Senior Development Consultant
    On May 9, 2006, the World Bank’s 2006 Global Development Marketplace (DM2006) announced winners of its $4 million competition, ‘Innovations in Water, Sanitation and Energy Services for Poor People.’ The Freeplay Foundation won a $199,000 award for the Freeplay Weza, a portable energy source, to be distributed to rural...
    • 8 years ago
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  • Rwanda Radio Project for Orphans posted a progress report
    Freeplay Foundation selected at World Bank Development Marketplace Finalist 2006
    By - Freeplay Foundation -
    The Freeplay Foundation is delighted to announce its selection as one of 119 finalists among over 2,500 entrants in the World Bank's highly competitive Development Marketplace 2006 programe. Freeplay's new Weza (power in Swahili) foot-powered generator is a robust, environmentally friendly and portable energy source that...
    • 9 years ago
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  • Rwanda Radio Project for Orphans posted a progress report
    In Search of Johnta
    By - Kristine Pearson - Executive Director, Freeplay Foundation
    My trip lin October 2005 to Rwanda was both inspirational and heartbreaking. As some of you know, I had long intended to visit Johnta for some time but could not locate the one person who knew how to find him. Freeplay Energy and Freeplay Foundation are in agreement that since Johnta (real name Jonathan Macumi) was the...
    • 9 years ago
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  • Rwanda Radio Project for Orphans posted a progress report
    Project Report for 2005
    By - Midi Berry - Senior Development Consultant, Freeplay Foundation
    Eleven years ago, over 800,000 people were killed in 100 days of genocide in Rwanda. One of the most devastating and enduring consequences of the conflict is that almost a million orphans were left to fend for themselves. The tragedy of l994 is compounded by Aids and other diseases that daily leave more children without...
    • 9 years ago
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  • Rwanda Radio Project for Orphans posted a progress report
    Kristine Pearson Wins Humanitarian Award
    By - The Freeplay Foundation - Update
    The Freeplay Foundation is delighted to announce that Kristine Pearson has been honored with the 2005 James C. Morgan Global Humanitarian Award, sponsored by Applied Materials, Inc. The 2005 James C. Morgan Global Humanitarian Award sponsored by Applied Materials, Inc. will be presented to Kristine Pearson, Executive...
    • 9 years ago
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  • Rwanda Radio Project for Orphans has received 61 donations
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  • Rwanda Radio Project for Orphans has received 61 donations
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Kristine Pearson

London, United Kingdom

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