Children
 Rwanda
Project #23114

Rehabilitation of 100 former street children.

by Les enfants de Dieu
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Summary

Our project supports street children by providing them with basic needs (food, shelter, healthcare) rehabilitating them through counselling, providing them with education (either formal or vocational) as well as extracurricular activities (arts, sports, computer training) and then reintegrates the children back into society either by tracing their families, reconciling them and providing ongoing support. Alternatively if the child is old enough we help them to find jobs and live independently.
$75,000.00
total goal
$50,361.00
remaining
88
donors
3
monthly donors
11
months active

Challenge

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.

Solution

Les Enfants de Dieu recruits children from the streets, alleviates their poverty and provides them with education or vocational skills, counselling and good values. The centre can accommodate approximately 100 children at any one time. Once a child has been rehabilitated and provided with basic education or skills, they are reintegrated back into the community. The project continues to support the child after they have been reintegrated e.g. paying fees until the child finishes studying.

Long-Term Impact

We provide destitute, vulnerable children with opportunities to mature into valuable and respected members of society. Not only does this provide a lifeline for these children and their families but the beneficiaries are able to contribute effectively to the development of their country. The project has been running for over 14 years and many of our children have completed their studies to secondary or university level. Others work as waiters, hairdressers, mechanics and some are business owners

Additional Documentation

This project has provided additional documentation in a PDF file (projdoc.pdf).

Resources

http:/​/​www.enfantsdedieu.org
Les Enfants de Dieu - Website
Les Enfants de Dieu - Facebook Page

Organization Information

Les enfants de Dieu

Location: Kigali, Rwanda - Rwanda
Website: http:/​/​www.enfantsdedieu.org
Project Leader:
Charles Hazabintwali
Kigali, Est Africa Rwanda
$24,639 raised of $75,000 goal
 
126 donations
$50,361 to go
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