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Rehabilitation of 100 street kids& support parents

by Les enfants de Dieu
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Rehabilitation of 100 street kids& support parents
Rehabilitation of 100 street kids& support parents
Rehabilitation of 100 street kids& support parents
Rehabilitation of 100 street kids& support parents
Rehabilitation of 100 street kids& support parents
Rehabilitation of 100 street kids& support parents
Rehabilitation of 100 street kids& support parents
Rehabilitation of 100 street kids& support parents
Rehabilitation of 100 street kids& support parents
Trainer is teaching kids a traditional dance
Trainer is teaching kids a traditional dance

The seventh progressive report of rehabilitation of 100 former street children provides Les Enfants de Dieu with the opportunity to share with our donors and friends about our journey of the last three months. Your contribution has helped us to impact the lives of street children in Rwanda by recruiting them, accommodating them, occupying them with psycho-social support and basic needs while they are hosted in the center, and allocating them in schools while preparing their families to proceed with successful reintegration into their families and community.

Les Enfants de Dieu is pleased to give our thanks to GlobalGiving team with their trainings, guidance, and field visits for how Les Enfants de Dieu could be successful in our daily work life. Above all, we value this great initiative of helping thousands of organizations and millions of people who are in need around the world!

Les Enfants de Dieu is delighted to share the success of the center where within the last 3 months; we rescued 19 children from the street and rejoice in all of the care and love they are receiving during their home stay!

Education: As education is a pillar of any development you could desire in life, Les Enfants de Dieu takes this opportunity into account in changing the lives of street kids in Rwanda.  In this period, we became able to continue paying all school needs for 221 children in total, divided into 132 students in primary school, 72students in high school, and 17 in vocational trainings.  In general, they have succeeded with good reports in second term!

Health Care:  All children in the program benefited from different health care services of fighting and reducing diseases. We were able to reduce Malaria and other serious diseases on a high level success rate at 60%, compared to last term. Les Enfants de Dieu Center helped newcomers 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 95% of all children rescued.

A story of boy called Emma:  Emma joined the Les Enfants de Dieu in February 2017.  He was drugs addicted to the level that he couldn’t sleep without taking the marijuana or breathing glue every day! Since we received him, he tried to escape the center at night and go out to find it for about a week.  Later he was arrested by security people of the center and talked with the social workers the next morning.  He explained what he did and started a working journey of being helped by the psychologist to stop taking drugs! He agreed to stop even if it was a hard decision for him.  After 3 days, he felt dizzy, lost his appetite, was unhappy, and felt as if he was going to die.  He was pushing his psychologist to give him a permission to go on street to take marijuana and glue and then come back immediately.   The psychologist observed him and decided to give him a last chance in order to help in transition.  Within three hours he came back with a big smile on his face because of being able to take the drugs again!  He committed himself to sign a paper of not taking the drugs anymore in front of all his educators! A week later he again felt the same way.  He approached his psychologist looking for permission to leave, but she denied permission and proposed Emma to ask the executive director for permission! Emma decided to keep silent for a day.  The next day, he went to the executive director, crying to ask permission.  According to the way he was feeling, the director finally decided to give him permission again! Emma ran quickly and was helped by other street kids to get it immediately and returned within two hours! He signed again a letter and decided again to stop it! Since then, he stopped taking drugs, but he continued having the problem of feeling inactive for some days because of lack of the drugs, but restraining himself to not ask permission again! With different sessions with the educators and psychologist, he reached to the end of using drugs! Now he is a good student who looks after himself and his brothers! He is ready to be reintegrated back into his family and contribute to his family growth and society.  With his own words, he said that he felt different and become a new person.  He is looking forward to help his younger sisters, brothers and his mother!  

Home affairs: We received 19 children who were rescued from the street at the end of August and the beginning of October.  All of them were helped and received the same facilities of the other children, such as providing shoes, clothes, personal hygiene and cleanliness to all children. The hygiene products are available for the refectory, dormitories, and refectory and classes draft or logic framework. 

Reintegration: Our center helps children trace their families, where we conducted 46 visits 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.  We also continue sponsoring for their education where we managed to visit 15 children, which we consider a low number according to our wish, due to the budget constraint. The center will continue to host new children as we reintegrate some into the community, which is the reason why the needs will keep increasing.

 

So far we reached up to nearly 40% of the budget requested through GlobalGiving. Specifically on this project, we are reporting on how we are 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.

Always remember that you are honored and respected for your support and making a thousand smiles for the kids who used to be the street kids and become children of God <<les Enfants de Dieu>> because of contributions! Thank you so much!

Happy face of kid who joined our program
Happy face of kid who joined our program
All staff,children and volunteers
All staff,children and volunteers
Kids in class
Kids in class
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when the boys received the school bags, The joy...
when the boys received the school bags, The joy...

 

On our sixth report on Rehabilitation of 100 former street children, allow us to take you through our journey for the past 3 months in changing the lives of the 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.

For the Love and support GlobalGiving Team, keep showing Les Enfants de Dieu Centre, The kids and staff of Les Enfants de Dieu can’t thank you enough, For the connection you created between Les Enfants de Dieu and the humanitarians around the world in order to fund our projects expenses. As we stated on the last report that we were planning to rescue other kids on that friday May 5th 2017, we did rescue 16 kids from the street to join our program. And we reintegrated 25 kids back in their families from the month of may till today Thanks to your support and Love. at the moment, In Les Enfants de Dieu  we have a total of 103 boys who are being taken care of.

Education: as Aristotle once said that: *The roots of education is bitter but the fruit is sweet* when you support these kids dreams of going to school, you become a ladder for them to harvest those sweet fruits for their future. There is no change in numbers from the last report we gave you, The number of kids we are paying for school fees is still 202 in Total in which we have 113 children in Primary school, 72 children in High school and 17 students in vocational trainings schools. And in General, They all did well in their second 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: A story of a boy called David, he came in our Center in January 31st 2017, from a government transit center called Gitagata,  That’s where Police took him when they found him on the street. He spent 4 years there. our work started when he arrived in the center, David was that lonely kid, always alone, you can easily see anger in his eyes, he never Played with others. Usually when kids arrive in our center, they are happy because they have where to sleep, play, with 3 meals a day and people who care for them but for him he didn’t care, so our counselor took him in charge and gave him most of her time, the first session didn’t go well cause he wasn’t free, but the second session he cried and opened up a little, and said why he run away from his family, he said that his stepfather used to beat him very often and one day he decided to go searching for his grandma and that’s when the Police Caught him, he was only 9 years old. He couldn’t explain himself, The reason behind his anger, loneliness is the fact that he didn’t see his family for the past 4 years, our counselor asked him to gather enough information that can help social workers find his family, David made drawings about his siblings and Parents, on top of his drawings it was written, I MISS MY FAMILLY SOO MUCH!!! When they asked him the address of where he lived so that they can go to visit his family, he couldn’t remember well, so he gave 3 addresses which are not even close from each other because a 9 years old who left his family 4 years ago, it’s very possible that he couldn’t remember it well. They visit all the places and he couldn’t recognize those places, meanwhile we kept on searching for his family through social medias but nothing for more than 5 months, until they made another visit on 6th june this year and he remembered that place, but his family wasn’t there. They were renting and they moved to another place which wasn’t close to that place. And no one knew where they went, the social worker left his number in that neighbourhood so that they can call if there is something, and David was now smilling with hope that there is a small chance that he can be reunited with his family, David started Playing with other kids, after 5 months in our center, it was my first time to see his teeth! After one week of that visit his family called in our center and come to visit him. Below there is a picture of him and his mother, stepfather and his young bro whom he saw for the first time. Now David is being prepared for Reintegration 

 

Home affairs: on the 5th of May this year, We were able to rescue 16 children from the street and they received the same facilities like the ones they found in the center. we provided Shoes to them, Clothes, personal hygiene and cleanness to all children. The hygiene products are available for the refectory, dormitories and classes.

 

 Reintegration: Our center helps children to 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 38% 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.

True story; It’s very rare to see the tears of a man in Rwanda, when a Man cry in Public, he is Perceived as weak, not man enough, flagile… all kinds but we have witnessed men crying after seeing the change of their boys with a promising future, you may not understand the impact your money make but if it can make a grown man loose control of his feelings and tear up in public because of the work we do that you support!!! It means something big… so, on behalf of the Parents that got a chance to receive their kids changed and also kids who passed through this program and those who are still in this program that you support, We can’t Thank you enough! Thank you THANK YOU!!!

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

The mother,  david, young bro and stepfather
The mother, david, young bro and stepfather
boys posing for a Pic
boys posing for a Pic
Boys Learning how to Play Karate
Boys Learning how to Play Karate
Boys Playing Beach volleyball at the center
Boys Playing Beach volleyball at the center
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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
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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
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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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Les enfants de Dieu

Location: Kigali, Rwanda - Rwanda
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Charles Hazabintwali
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