Our project transforms 100 street kids into valuable members of society through psycho social rehabilitation ,meeting their basic needs(food,shelter and healthcare ) ,provision of formal education and vocational training opportunities as well as reintegrating them back in their families.also the project will provide to 140 kid's parents with psycho social economic support so that they are empowered to sustain their families as well as eradicate root causes that push kids to join street life.
In Rwanda many families continue live in poverty, over twenty years after the horrific genocide that took place in 1994. The genocide left millions of people traumatised and several parents were unable to cope. Aside from orphans, children run to the streets to escape poverty at home, domestic violence, abuse and in search of a better future and more independent life. Conditions on the street are harsh and children face violence, hunger and often turn to drugs as an escape from their reality.
Les Enfants de Dieu recruits children from the streets, alleviates their poverty and provides them with education or vocational skills, counseling and good values. The center can accommodate approximately 100 children and 140 parents. rehabilitation will go parallel for children and parents by receiving healing sessions,build relationship and resilience then do further more to children as they are accommodated for six months. Apart from that parents will be skilled and empowered economically.
Once former street kids are fully rehabilitated ,reintegrated and educated in this way they are equipped to be valuable members of society who are able to contribute for social economic developments of their families ,community and the country.The project has been running for 17 years and 594 beneficiaries have become contributing members of society as many of them are self employed while some others are engineers,psychologist hospitality,plumbers,welders etc. Their parents will be sustained.
This project has provided additional documentation in a PDF file (projdoc.pdf).
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