Rwanda

Working With Children in Rwanda

World Vision began operations in Rwanda in 1994 in response to the humanitarian crisis caused by the genocide. In 2000, the mission moved from relief to long-term development and supporting children in Rwanda. Today, we impact the lives of more than one million Rwandans with a focus on the most vulnerable children and women.

Though Rwanda has one of the highest primary school enrollment rates in Africa, completion rates are low and students who do complete school often lack skills needed for successful employment. We train teachers and support learning centres where students can use computers to improve their skills. We provide vocational training and assist the most vulnerable children with scholarships so they can stay in school.

Your impact in Rwanda

Together, we’re making real change in the lives of children, families and communities. Just some of what was achieved with Canadian support in the past year:

Boys and girls are safe and valued, well cared-for by their families and participating in their communities as agents of transformation. 

 

  • 6 child parliaments are empowering young people to advocate for their rights and participate in community decisions
  • 200 individuals including children are better equipped to protect themselves from disasters and respond to emergencies
  • 1,457 children and youth learned about child rights and protection issues to help ensure children's safety and participation
  • 938 people learned how to work with local authorities and influence decisions to improve services and child well-being
  • 4,190 children received birth certificates, ensuring their access to basic rights and services like health and schooling
*Results reported for projects in this country from October 2016 to September 2017

Children and families are well nourished, protected from infection and disease and have access to essential health services.

 

  • 360 malnourished children were enrolled in nutritional programs and monitored to ensure they are growing healthy
  • 368 women were counselled on how to properly care for themselves and their babies during and after pregnancy
  • 28,019 children and adults learned about the importance of water safety, proper sanitation and hygiene to stay healthy
  • 258 health workers and volunteers were trained to provide quality health services, especially for women and children
  • 2,429 parents and caregivers learned about proper feeding practices and how to keep their children well nourished
*Results reported for projects in this country from October 2016 to September 2017

 

Children learn and develop their talents, young people are equipped for the future and families support children's education.

 

  • 15 teachers and volunteers learned child-friendly teaching methods to improve the quality of education for children
  • 600 parents and caregivers learned about the importance of education and how to support their child’s learning
  • 329 children and youth were trained in essential life skills such as critical thinking, self-esteem and communication
  • 3 schools were renovated or furnished with educational materials to provide a better learning environment for students
  • 270 preschool children are developing vital language and motor skills, setting a solid foundation for their education
*Results reported for projects in this country from October 2016 to September 2017

Adults and youth acquire knowledge and skills, and gain access to resources, to help them increase their family income.

 

  • 289 young people received vocational, business and finance training, improving their opportunities to earn a steady income
  • 18,170 individuals are members of savings groups, helping families meet their financial needs and access small loans
  • 1,730 farmers received livestock, seeds or tools to improve productivity and better provide for their children and families
  • 25 children and adults received nutritious fruits and vegetables grown in community, school or family gardens
  • 684 adults received vocational, business and finance training, improving their opportunities to earn a steady income
*Results reported for projects in this country from October 2016 to September 2017

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