The Rwandan government has created an ambitious set of rules to ensure that children’s rights are respected. However, implementation is proving challenging due to a lack of resources and the country’s development efforts being primarily focused on areas of physical infrastructure.
Obstacles to strengthening children’s rights, on the other hand, are primarily the abject poverty of many foster families, the lack of capacity of community-based support structures, as well as capacity gaps, lack of coordination and insufficient priority given to child protection issues at the level of governmental and non-governmental structures.
The project further develops the approach of projects in the area of family strengthening already implemented by SOS Rwanda. It was developed in close cooperation with governmental and non-governmental structures at local and national level.
At least 300 families in the districts of Bugesera, Kamonyi and Kicukiro have improved their skills to care for their children
At least 455 community-based structures are active and have improved capacities to support vulnerable children and families
State and non-state child protection structures at the district level are strengthened to ensure that children’s rights are respected.
300 caregivers and their families with a total of 1,200 children in the districts of Bugesera, Kamonyi and Kicukiro
115 local child protection representatives
180 psychosocial support counsellors in the three districts.
140 teachers from 35 schools who will be trained as child rights officers in the project.
3,000 children at school
2,180 members of the IZU
100,000 community members
SOS Children’s Village worldwide/HGFD
MIGEPROF, NESA, MOH, RBC, MINALOC
Bugesera, Kicukiro, Kamonyi.