Rwanda

Working With Children in Rwanda



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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. 
 

  • 5,000 people learned about child rights and protection issues to help ensure children's safety and participation
  • 578 child well being activities conducted including health and nutrition, hygiene, livlihood, education, child rights and protection awareness
  • 190 community groups are engaging with local authorities to advance children's rights and create positive changes for children
  • 16 faith and community leaders partnered with World Vision Canada to bring positive changes in the lives of children and families
  • 609 support groups established to carry out local outreach on various child well-being topics
Results achieved from October 2018 to September 2019

Results include programs in partnership with the World Food Programme

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

  • 25,696 malnourished children were enrolled in nutritional programs and monitored to ensure they are growing healthy
  • 13,413 people benefited from medical consultations and treatment in health facilities
  • 5,952 people including children benefited from food aid
  • metric tons of food were distributed to children and families affected by hunger
Results achieved from October 2018 to September 2019

Results include programs in partnership with the World Food Programme

 

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

  • 740 children are developing vital language and motor skills, setting a solid foundation for their education
  • 1,001 children are participating in clubs that make community decisions and advocate for their protection and wellbeing
  • 26 advocacy clubs are in place for children and youth empowering young people to advocate for their rights and participate in community decisions
  • 683 parents learned about the importance of education and how to support their child’s learning
  • 9 materials were provided for classrooms to help children learn
Results achieved from October 2018 to September 2019

Results include programs in partnership with the World Food Programme

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

  • 4,372 farmers learned techniques to improve crop and livestock production to better provide for their children and families
  • 3,510 farmers received livestock, seeds or tools to improve productivity and help meet their family needs
  • 5,550 people are part of savings groups, helping them save money and learn about personal finance
  • 216 savings groups are helping young people and adults save money and access loans to grow businesses or cover basic expenses
  • 20 farmers groups are in place helping people improve crop and livestock production

Results achieved from October 2018 to September 2019

Results include programs in partnership with the World Food Programme

Children and families have access to safe water and sanitation facilities, and training in hygiene practices to stay healthy.
 

  • 24,631 people have safe water for drinking and cooking thanks to improved water sources
  • 7,263 people are benefitting from improved latrines and have better access to sanitation
  • 3,136 people learned about the importance of water safety, proper sanitation and hygiene to stay healthy

Results achieved from October 2018 to September 2019

Results include programs in partnership with the World Food Programme

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