Ubaka U Rwanda

Giving Street Children a Future Through Education

Giving Rwandan street youth a way off the streets through access to education. This covers access to higher education: secondary schooling to GCSE level for all, and either A level or vocational school training equivalent. This combined with paid internships secures their future is forever changed.

Registered Charity in England and Wales (1126500)

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Campaign target

£7,150

Amount raised

£50

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Donations

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    Categories

  • Education/Training/EmploymentEducation/Training/Employment
  • Homeless/RefugeHomeless/Refuge
  • Human Rights/AdvocacyHuman Rights/Advocacy
  • Poverty Alleviation/ReliefPoverty Alleviation/Relief

    Helping

  • Children (3-18)Children (3-18)
  • Young People (18-30)Young People (18-30)

Location

Rwanda

Situation

According to UNICEF 43% of Rwanda's population are under 15 & a disproportionate number (44%) are below Rwanda's poverty line/in extreme poverty. These high numbers combined with no proper social services system, HIV levels & secondary effects of the genocide lead to high numbers of troubled street children who have no way to escape their desperate situation without being provided a home, access to education, healthcare and so on. We strive to find a permanent way off the streets for them.

Solution

The Ubaka U Rwanda Centre currently provides substantial nutritious meals 3 times a day, full medical care and a loving home environment alongside it's rehabilitation and reconciliation services, for 22 street youth & 80 regular attendees for our drop-in services. However it is also essential that they are given a permanent way out of the streets by sending them to school. Education, especially further education, lets them escape the poverty trap, enter gainful employment & be self-sustaining.

  • It's important for street youth to have access to further education as it makes us more employable... there's a lot of competition and especially with an internship, it puts us ahead

    — David aged 20

  • I want to be a doctor because I want to help the sick, but also as I think it will make me money and then I can help my [biological] family

    — Jamvier aged 14

  • When I go to school I play with friends, I relax and I get to learn so many things!

    — Gabriel aged 15

  • It's important for street youth to have access to further education as it makes us more employable... there's a lot of competition and especially with an internship, it puts us ahead

    — David aged 20

  • When I go to school I play with friends, I relax and I get to learn so many things!

    — Gabriel aged 14

  • I want to be a doctor because I want to help the sick, but also as I think it will make me money and then I can help my [biological] family

    — Jamvier aged 14