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Help 200 vulnerable Rwandan kids through education

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Help 200 vulnerable Rwandan kids through education
Help 200 vulnerable Rwandan kids through education
Help 200 vulnerable Rwandan kids through education
Help 200 vulnerable Rwandan kids through education
Help 200 vulnerable Rwandan kids through education
Help 200 vulnerable Rwandan kids through education
Help 200 vulnerable Rwandan kids through education
Help 200 vulnerable Rwandan kids through education
Help 200 vulnerable Rwandan kids through education
Help 200 vulnerable Rwandan kids through education
Help 200 vulnerable Rwandan kids through education
Help 200 vulnerable Rwandan kids through education
Help 200 vulnerable Rwandan kids through education
Help 200 vulnerable Rwandan kids through education
Help 200 vulnerable Rwandan kids through education

Fight Against The Consequences of 1994 Rwanda Genocide

we are mainly orphans of Rwanda TUTSI 1994 Genocide, many of whom found themselves as children suddenly heads of the household; widows, grandmothers living along without children or family, women infected with AIDS as the result of victimization by rape, and those left handicapped either physically or mentally. These massacres have left a population traumatized, destitute, homeless and penniless, without the means to survive on their own.  After the Genocide, Many orphans were left as heads of their households, responsible before their time for the care of their sisters and brothers as well as for other family members. These children found themselves alone, traumatized, without care or support from their parents or any parent-like figure, and without the financial resources to ensure that they would be taken care of.  They suffered tremendously to survive and to keep their families together, assuming responsibilities far beyond what any child should ever have to assume. Their own childhoods were sacrificed, and their futures were extremely uncertain. They were living in very vulnerable circumstances.. There was no livelihood for the people who were relocated here, no means to provide food, education, medicine, or employment. After realizing this situation we thought an Organization called Peace and Hope Initiative The initiative is targeting marginalized and disadvantaged children mostly orphan and children living with vulnerability within the age range of 3years to 6 years and onwards. The project intends to help children especially in the Community of Poor people due to consequences of Genocide , where poverty has prevailed most. The project’s objectives are based on caring, counseling,   educating and empowering orphans and integrating Children living with vulnerability for a better future, hence increasing social and economic developments in the community and Rwanda at large. The project gives peace and hope to the OVCs and PHAs through Education like Nursery, Health, Hygiene and HIV prevention programs to parents and legal gardians in the community. 

1. KURANEZA Early Childhood Development Project 

This Project help the Kids who have been born from the Child Headed House Holds who lost their Parents and Extended Families . They had to assume a role of parenting actually needed to be parented . This resposanbility with young age resulted the Unwanted pregnancies and They don't care about Eduaction of these Innocents Kids .

2. Childless Elderly Care program’s house   Project 

This program care on the oldest women and Men who lost their Kids and fentire amilies and they are getting old. they are unable to do anything due to the Age .

3. Proper water for Community and for INCIKE ( Chaldless Elderly) Project 

Here in rwanda (especialy Rural area ) we use more 3KM for looking natural water from the Hills . we are planning to provide thise oldest women and men who are not able to go and draw water .

4. Single and Young Mothers Empowerment Project   

After loosing their familes and parents they deserted their school for fullfilling other responsability of Parenting their young brothers and sisters . 

Peace and Hope Initiative - Comes in to fill the knowledge gap that single and young mother face, they need knowledge and skills for their enterprises to succeed.


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Extreme poverty from Single and Young Mothers can be found in Eduaction of their Kids .

 In the 1994 Rwanda Tutsi Genocide, Many children lost their parents and extended families. The elder had to assume a role of parenting their younger siblings since their parent’s deaths in the 1994 Rwanda Genocide actually needed to be parented and They also traumatized by what they have seen during the killings . Since Genocide ended, many orphans have been helped by kindness people to grow up by depending on food donation which is not sustainable. This vulnerability often resulted unwanted pregnancies within the community from young girls due to that poverty living in and they don’t care about Education of these vulnerable children. We who got a chance to go in school at the same time parenting, we wish to help those vulnerable Kids through Education which can help to break free the poverty cycle since 1959 where our parents not allowed to go in school due to Genocide Ideology.

It is in this situation we have started a project of caring these vulnerable Children especially young girls to prevent them the similar situation because a girl who attends school reduces her chances of getting unwanted pregnancies, HIV by 60%; if she attends advanced school, by 85%.

The number of single and young mothers is in the increase in the recent years due to the consequences of 1994 Rwanda Genocide.

Most women have had no option but to take over a number of roles which should have been men’s responsibility due to HIV/AIDS, economic hardships early pregnancy and cultural ties.

In the rural area over the number of women has outnumbered that of men. This has made many women vulnerable to men as such some women have had a low bargaining power and inability to resist men’s advances.

If something is not done to improve the status of women cases of domestic violence, child neglect and negligence will continue to be in the increase within KINYINYA Sector on allegation of having multiple lovers where these Kids on the photos are from one young lady with different husband.  Most single and young mothers have had it overwhelming providing for their families with an income of less than a dollar a day and hence increase in unwanted pregnancies, abandoned children and general crime rates.

Those who begin small businesses have ended up closing them and giving up this is because of doing business the wrong way.

Peace and Hope Initiative - Comes in to fill the knowledge gap that single and young mother face, they need knowledge and skills for their enterprises to succeed.

Instead of working hard in the business it’s important that these individuals work hard on themselves, be equipped with the necessary tools and skills for entrepreneurial development.  It is where we have approached UNLAK and supported Trailer Machine which will help Single and Young mothers from vulnerable communities to help them from fighting extreme poverty.

Due to heavy hungry from the Single and young mothers, the kids go all over the hill for looking a job or something to eat which will finally end both hungry and unwanted pregnancies .

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  1. Background of Peace and Hope Initiative

The Genocide of 1994 was planned and executed with such atrocity that within 100 days it took the lives of more than million people of Rwanda.  The survivors of the massacres were mainly orphans, many of whom found themselves as children suddenly heads of the household; widows, grandmothers living along without children or family, women infected with AIDS as the result of victimization by rape, and those left handicapped either physically or mentally. These massacres have left a population traumatized, destitute, homeless and penniless, without the means to survive on their own. 

After the Genocide, an estimated 8000 orphans were left as heads of their households, responsible before their time for the care of their sisters and brothers as well as for other family members. These children found themselves alone, traumatized, without care or support from their parents or any parent-like figure, and without the financial resources to ensure that they would be taken care of.  They suffered tremendously to survive and to keep their families together, assuming responsibilities far beyond what any child should ever have to assume. Their own childhoods were sacrificed, and their futures were extremely uncertain.

 

In 2002, 8 years after the Genocide, the first houses in the village de Kinyinya were constructed by IBUKA to accommodate the families who were living in the village in tents at the time. In 2005, 90 other houses were build and the orphans who were head of households, the widows, the grandmothers, and those afflicted with AIDS and physical or mental handicaps as the result of the genocide were placed here. In June 2006, 11 duplexes were finally completed and put at the disposal of people who had no homes and whom were living in very vulnerable circumstances. In total, the village of Kinyinya is composed of 128 houses inhabited by the total of 525 people.

The inhabitants of the village were chosen from among the most deprived and vulnerable people of each sector of the city of Kigali, approximately 2 families per sector. Finally, some of these people had a safe, secure place to call home. Unfortunately, whereas in Kigali there might be the means to do and odd-job for money, to beg, to be given charity or some food, on the outskirts in Kinyinya these people now found themselves isolated. There was no livelihood for the people who were relocated here, no means to provide food, education, medicine, or employment. Several children died of malnutrition and disease in 2006 after the first year after relocation.

 

The state helped with schooling only until the end of high school. Food was only provided on a sporadic basis, by the PACFA and the Banks of Rwanda. This precarious situation could not continue.  In response to this life-threatening situation, the orphans in charge of their respective households formed an organization  in 2012 known as “Peace and Hope initiative ” The goals of this organization  were to develop a plan to garner resources so to enable these orphans to support themselves psychologically, address the health needs of the orphans, aid in education, teach about health, and work on developing sustainability projects so that they could feed themselves and provide livelihood for themselves and their families.

In response to the continuation of desperate circumstances facing this group of orphans as well as the community of Kinyina at large, the idea was conceived of to begin This Initiative in order to develop some projects in the community at large that would be revenue-generating, self-sufficient and sustainable in the long term.

These families formed a group to try to help to resolve some of the life-threatening economic issues that were facing them.

  • 60 child-headed households.
  • 20 families where the household head is infected with AIDS.
  • 15 families of grandmothers living along without family.
  • 15 families with members who are physically or mentally handicapped.
  • 10 families with members who are psychologically severely traumatized as a result of the events experienced during the genocide
  • 8 families who are normal and able to take care of themselves.

 

In total, there are 128 families with no means of support.

All of the members in the village of Kinyinya were placed here as the result of the donations from benefactors with participation from the government of Rwanda.

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Peace and Hope initiative

Location: KIGALI CITY - Rwanda
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Albert MUSABYIMANA
Project Leader:
Albert MUSABYIMANA
KIGALI CITY, Gasabo Rwanda

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