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Rehabilitation of 100 former street children.

by Les enfants de Dieu
Rehabilitation of 100 former street children.
Rehabilitation of 100 former street children.
Rehabilitation of 100 former street children.
Rehabilitation of 100 former street children.
Rehabilitation of 100 former street children.
Rehabilitation of 100 former street children.
Rehabilitation of 100 former street children.

On our fifth report on Rehabilitation of 100 former street children, we will walk you through our journey in the last 3 months in changing the lives of these former street children by meeting their basic needs and psycho-social needs and providing them with education and skills so that we can reintegrate them back in their families and become valuable members of society. we couldn’t do this alone. your financial contribution played a big role in this restoring hope journey. We are so grateful

 

To the GlobalGiving Team, Les Enfants de Dieu can’t thank you enough for the support you keep giving us, The connection GlobalGiving Team created between Les Enfants de Dieu and the humanitarians around the world in order to fund our projects means a lot. Blessings all over you. in the middle of February, we were able to rescue 29 children from the street to join our program and Les Enfants de Dieu reintegrated 18 children back to their families in the past 2 months Thanks to you! now we have the Total of 94 children who are cared by Les Enfants de Dieu and on this Friday Les Enfants de Dieu is planning to rescue other kids from the streets.

 

Education: if I may Quote Malcolm x who once said that *Education is the passport to the future, for tomorrow belongs to those who prepare for it today* when you fund this project, you give a chance to brighten up the future of these children and change their lives through Education and stop being a burden to their families, community and also to our country. with your support, we were able to pay school fees and school materials for 202 children in different levels of education. We have 113 students in primary school, 72 in secondary or high school and 17 students in vocational trainings schools. And the highest percentage did well in class for the first term

 

Health Care:  every single child in the program benefited from different practices in fighting and reducing diseases. We were able to prevent Malaria and other serious diseases on a high level rate of success by decreasing Malaria disease up to 50% comparing to last year. Les enfants de Dieu Center helped new comers to access the first pre-screening test on HIV/AIDS, and more treatments were preceded for infections such as skin diseases and worms where we reached up to 100% of all children rescued.

 

Story: One of the testimony we could share with you all who are committed to support our work, is a young boy called Eric who is 15 years old now whom we rescued from the street and when we asked him why he went to the street? in his words he said: *I don’t have anywhere else to go. I witnessed My dad killing my mum! My dad is in jail now* we were all shocked! The story is shocking! Very shocking even!!! Then imagine a 13 years old witnessing such a horror act? But what shock and worried us the most… is the way he was telling the story, it didn’t come from the heart! He didn’t shade a single tear as if it was a normal thing to witness. which explains his stubbornness. he didn’t want to stay at the center, he didn’t want to be helped, he hated life, he had no hope for the future. all he wanted was to revenge to his dad. He had so much anger, you can never see him smiling, always alone. what our counselor and social workers did was to make him stable first and then they started to work on his anger management by convincing him that revenge doesn’t solve problems or bring back his mum to life. And tried to explain to him that what he witness is a horror act and finally he was able to cry. It made him feel a bit better and since then he has started to understand what happened. its an ongoing case, which we are all trying to fill the hole in his heart caused by his dad by trying to be his family and now I can assure you that Eric is a changed boy who likes to study and now he smiles at everyone, he plays with other children and he loves the center because to him its now his home and he has started to appreciate life and his hope for the future has increased.

Home affairs: We have rescued 29 children from the street in the middle of February and they have received the same facilities like the ones they found in the center. we provide Shoes, Clothes, personal hygiene and cleanness to all children. The hygiene products are available for the refectory, dormitories and classes.

 Reintegration: Our center helps children trace their families and reconcile both sides before we proceed with final reintegration. In the last 3 months children rejoined the community through that process and Receive follow-up while being sponsored for their education. The center will continue to host new children as we reintegrate others into the community, which is the reason why needs will keep increasing.

As we have received 36% funding for the budget requested through global giving specifically on this project, we are reporting on to cover the needs of the children, we still aim at raising the rest of this budget. We are always relying on your huge heart and a helping hand.

Always remember that you are special! Yeah YOU!!! I tell you why, you are special to a kid who was on the street that you just changed his future! Bless your Heart! Thank you so much

We are looking forward to keep you posted on our ongoing activities.

normal day with their english teacher & Pr Manager
normal day with their english teacher & Pr Manager
at the closing of 1st term w/ their school report
at the closing of 1st term w/ their school report
The Football/Soccer Team
The Football/Soccer Team
learning in Class with volunteers from IYF
learning in Class with volunteers from IYF

 

On this fourth report we will share with you the progress Les enfants de Dieu has made because of your kind Generosity in contributing in our last fundraising through GlobalGiving. We thank you very much from the bottom of our hearts. Your contribution helps us to fulfill our mission of transforming the lives of street children by meeting their basic and psycho-social needs, providing them with education and skills and then reintegrate them to become valuable members of society.  

It’s always a great privilege working with GlobalGiving; your support towards Les Enfants de Dieu is very much appreciated. The connection GlobalGiving created between us and the people around the world to support our cause, it install hopes in our hearts that there are still more humanitarian people in this world. With that support, we were able to rescue 27 children from street to join our program and now we have 104 children in total who are cared by Les Enfants de Dieu.

Education: in the words of one of the respected Man, Nelson Mandela said that *Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world* with your support, you give these children a chance to change their lives, communities, our country and the world by living their dreams because of your support, in this year, les enfants de Dieu were able to pay school fees and school materials for 202 children in different levels of education. We have 113 students in primary school, 72 in secondary or high  school and 17 students in vocational trainings schools.

Health Care:  every single child in the program (104 in Total) benefited from different practices in fighting and reducing diseases. We were able to prevent Malaria and other serious diseases on a high level rate of success by decreasing Malaria disease up to 50% comparing to last year. Les enfants de Dieu Center helped new comers to access the first pre-screening test on HIV/AIDS, and more treatments were preceded for infections such as skin diseases and worms where we reached up to 100% of all children recruited.

One of the testimony we could share to all the people who are interested and committed to support our work, It is a story of a boy called Frank, he used to take drugs (marijuana or cannabis drug) at a daily basis and become more addicted to the point he couldn’t sleep without using them. He joined Les Enfants de Dieu two months ago. He spent three weeks taking drugs at the Center in night time or escapes the center to go out to find the drugs. The educators knew that he was still using drugs even when he was in the center. A counselor decided to work hard with him and help him to stop using them. At The end of the year he decided to stop using them, at that time he had some drugs in his bag. he brought himself to the counselor and confess about everything and burn them in front of people, so they can be the witness of his decision. He decided the new life of living without drugs even if it was hard for him, at the beginning he was feeling unstable or weak but after few days with a help of counselor, he become good boy and started to be involved in other hobbies like volleyball and reading books

Home affairs: We received around 27 children who were recruited in January from street and received the same facilities others (77) had. Like providing Shoes, Clothes, personal hygiene and cleanness to all children. The hygiene products are available for the refectory, dormitories, refectory and classes.

 Reintegration: Our center helps children trace their families and reconcile both sides before we proceed with final reintegration. In the last 3 months children rejoined the community through that process and Receive follow-up while being sponsored for their education. The center will continually host new children as we reintegrate some into the community, which is the reason why the needs will keep increasing.

As we have received funding for 33% of the budget requested through global giving specifically on this project we are reporting on for covering the needs of the children, we still aim at raising the rest of this budget always relying on your huge heart and a helping hand.

With the laughter and joy your support produced, hope and Dreams you all created in our center… we Thank you from the bottom of our hearts!!!

We are looking forward to keep you posted on our ongoing activities.

 

Hazabintwali Charles

Executive Director  

eating their meal
eating their meal
Doing acrobats
Doing acrobats
Enjoying traditional dance
Enjoying traditional dance
Alumni and children meeting.jpg
Alumni and children meeting.jpg
This third   report to narrate our progress, with many thanks to all our donors who kindly contributed in last fundraising through Global Giving. Your contribution enables us to fulfill our mission  of transform the lives of street children by meeting their basic and psycho-social needs, providing them with education and skills, and reintegrating them to become valuable members of society.
It was a great privilege working with Global giving which has supported Les Enfants de Dieu in opening challenges, and also connecting us with people from around the world who support our cause. It was so great and impressive to be able to rescue around 15 children from street to join the program and reach 100 children in total who are cared for rehabilitation center.
Education: It is very important for anyone have access to education which will enable children to reach their desired life. This is a great privilege for the Center to be able to provide schooling for 105 children in Primary level, 66 children in High School and 2 children in Vocational training school in 2016. The center allocated a party of donations received in education as all children close yearly school program of 2016 with an average result of 62% for primary students and 60% for high school.
Health care: All 100 children who are in the program benefited from different practices of reducing diseases and enabling us have high success rate in preventing malaria and other serious diseases. In these last months we became able to decrease the disease of malaria up to 50% compared to the last year. Center helped new comers to access the first pres creening test on HIV/AIDS, and more treatments were preceded for infections such as skin diseases and worms where we reached to 100% of all children recruited.
One testimony feel to share with our supporters is the case of a boy who is a leader (Minister of Administration), he grew up with a miserable life as his mother lives with a mental disorder and cannot care for him well. He has not had contact with his father since he was very young, so he left his mother to different family relatives to see if eh could be cared for. Since life continued to seem hard for him, he later decides to run way to the street where he was expecting to get a better life while it was not! After two years on the street, he joined the center in 2011 and started the school at that time! He is now in P5 and doing great in his school! He has been more inspired by the Center ministry system, and now serves as minister of administration! It cost him very much as he became a minister of administration after three years serving other posts in the Center( as Minister of Home affairs, D.G( Assistant of Minister) many times). He is a great Minister and we are very cheerful to have this ministry system and Cedrick grow well in this system. He has made a great development from drogues guy to decision maker, aggressive guy to guiding others, stealing guy to peace maker with others.
Home materials: The children are provided with the clothing and shoes for their personal hygiene and cleanness. The hygiene products are now available for the dormitories, classes, kitchen and refectory.
Reintegration: Our center helps children trace their families reconcile both sides before we proceed with final reintegration. In last 3 months children rejoined the community through that process and Receive follow-up while being sponsored for their education. The center will continually host new children as we reintegrate some into the community, which is the reason why the needs will keep increasing.
As we have received funding for 18% of the budget requested through global giving specifically on this project we are reporting on for covering the needs of the children, we still aim at raising the rest of this budget always relying on your huge heart and a helping hand. It is going to be hard for these two remaining months before we close the year. We are hoping to get our next support which will help us to cover the gaps of 2016 and start a year of 2017. We look forward to keeping you posted on our ongoing activities.
 
Hazabintwali Charles
Executive Director 
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In the second term of our project implementation, Les Enfants de Dieu is happy to share with you the report of how the project is moving on and we invite you rejoice with us for the delivered quality services to vulnerable children as it’s our determination and mission. The field of intervention did not change. Poverty alleviation for former street children by providing nutrition, clothing, health care and education is still the main focus of our project implementation. We did not leave behind the psycho social support and sport and culture to insure that children are accessing therapy and get their trauma hilled. 

We are keen on inviting you to rejoice for the new recruitment of 4 children in the last months. One of the children has a strange and sad story. They are two siblings a girl and a boy born from one mom and different fathers. All the fathers died and the mother died recently. At the death of their mom, the children remained lonely at home and their life became so tough to the point the kids started roaming around to beg food. The local authority managed to help them but finally ended up in Les Enfants de Dieu. We pleaded for the girl who was hosted by a neibouring center that cares for girls. The boy stays in our center and feels fine despite of his inborn sickness that we are continuously dealing with. Now our center is hosting 95 children and youth who are in the rehabilitation process. 

Rehabilitation process and behavior change: The new children were registered and their background records were saved in our books to facilitate future family tracing before reintegration. They were helped with orientation which is a service provided in two first days from their arrival. The orientation mainly concerns about informing the new children on life of the center, the internal regulation and the personnel they may approach for any queries. In rehabilitation we did not put aside healthy nutrition for children given their malnutrition while they were on street where they survived by eating junk food and harmful drinks.

-       Intellectual rehabilitation: transformative practices such as volunteer services to improve language learning, extra coaching out of class to help weak scholars catch up, all this was to facilitate them adjust to new center life so as to make a successful learning and quick intellectual rehabilitation. 

Education: Education is the only inheritance we have to avail to our children whose majority had dropped out school to run to street.  We are happy for the successful rehabilitation of 94 children and youth living in the center and 85 living in the community pursuing education through our sponsorship program. The education is the only way to shape their brighter future and fight poverty. We have so far sponsored 105 children access primary education 66 children in secondary school 2 children in vocation training school 6 youth at university. 

The reintegration process and the follow up: To be sure that we help children in effective and efficient way, we thought about making a sustainable reintegration by prior preparation by visiting families and discuss on the cause of the running away and figure out the way they could stay together and come up challenges. After preparation, children are given the kits for reintegration which are made of stuffs that will help a child while he is at home including mattresses and clothes. A constant follow up for the reintegrated children is then necessary.  In this way, our center hired a staff that is specifically assigned for the follow up of the students at their schools, be in touch with school authorities to monitor the students’ activity and get a feed back on their attendance and performances. This has brought a big number of children keep up schooling with good performance. The follow up was essential in solving problems rose in families through discussions led by our staff in collaboration with local authorities to prevent a situation that may bring back a child to street.   

As results of the follow up, 15 families were visited 30 families were contacted by phone to ask for children’s updates. All school attended by our sponsored children were contacted on the phone to inquire about the students updates.

In the center, children are accessing to different services that facilitate them get rehabilitated such as entertainment, sport and art to develop talents. We have so far developed an art class and a gallery where children are producing crafts and art works such as paintings and serigraphy.

Our Challenge:  At the moment, our project was funded at 16% of the fund expected. This implies that although there is a progress, our expectations will be not reached out unless we get over 80% of the funds collection.

As we continually commit to serve the children and affect a social change we always feel proud of you as well as lean on your generous hearts. We would like to express our sincere gratitude to Global Giving team as well as the interested donors in our project who are bringing our dreams true.

Looking forward to staying in close touch, thank you for everything.

This report narrates the progress that we have so far made thanks to you donors who kindly contributed in last fundraising through Global Giving.

The new kids with happy faces after being rescued from street.

It was a great and unbeatable work we came over in last month by your generous support to Les Enfants de Dieu in opening challenge as well as funding the project as such. An incredible success for us and for you is that we were able to rescue 21 new street children in last month. The testimony of one of them is that when his mother got remarried with another man as his father died when he was still enfant, the step father did not treat him right and with the worries of his mom to loose the second husband, the situation was getting worse day to day and the boy was to continually pay the price of violence at home untill he decided to drop out school and ran to the street. The group of children has more sad stories that pushed them to live the miserable street life.

At the center the total number of children raised from 70 to 91 residing, to have shelter, three meals a day and more care. Arriving in our center, the children received the first services that included having records on their backgrounds, orienting them on the center functionality (this implies that we help the children know the center and the internal regulation regarding the conduct and ethic (this is because these children have been independent at the street and at some extent would face challenges of being over ruled by the center authorities to abide to the rules and regulations of discipline,respect to their fellows and their leaders and the staff team).

These children are currently having a warm and parental care in Les Enfants de Dieu through rehabilitation process that involves areas of education, psycho social support, health and leisure.

Additionally, we would like to congratulate you for the good beginning of the 2nd school term where all children benefited from the center the school fees and scholastic materials at the right time. This was compared to some of cases whereby children could go with apology letters to school authorities saying we will pay later due to fue funds.

As far as health area, we have so far helped new comers to access to the first pre screening test on HIV/AIDS, and more treatments were proceeded for infections such as skin diseases and warms. The nurse works hand in hand with health centers to treat the new diseases as well as teaching the children about hygiene and the conduct they should have while any illness occurs. The mosquito nets have been purchased for all the children to reduce incidences of malaria. The children are provided with the clothing and shoes for their personal hygiene and cleanness. The hygiene products are now available for the dormitories, classes, kitchen and refectory.

Our center helps children trace their families reconcile both sides before we proceed with final reintegration. In last month, 9 children rejoined the community through that process and are followed up while being sponsored their education. The center will continually host new children as we reintegrate some back into the community, the reason why the needs will keep increasing.

As we so far got funded around 11% of the budget required to cover the whole needs of 100 children, we still aim at raising the rest of this budget always relying on your huge heart and a helping hand. We look forward to keeping you posted on our ongoing activities.

 

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Les enfants de Dieu

Location: Kigali, Rwanda - Rwanda
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Charles Hazabintwali
Kigali, Est Africa Rwanda
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