Ubaka U Rwanda

Raising the Roof - Housing Street Children

We are building a permanent rehabilitation centre for Rwanda's homeless street children and youth. We want to be able to help more of this vulnerable population through housing, access to education, providing larger drop-ins and working in the communities by completing the purpose built centre.

history Campaign has now closed

It ran from 12:00 PM, 28 November 2017 to 12:00 PM, 5 December 2017

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Registered Charity in England and Wales (1126500)

Check mark Match funded

Campaign target

£2,000

Amount raised

£4,200

Donations

11

  • My dream is to build a home where all street children and young people are welcome and can feel good about themselves. Where they can be loved and get food, clothes, wash, study and learn they are important.

    — Evode, former street youth, charity co-founder and Centre Manager

  • My dream is to build a home where all street children and young people are welcome and can feel good about themselves. Where they can be loved and get food, clothes, wash, study and learn they are important.

    — Evode, former street youth, charity co-founder and Centre Manager

Situation

Our charity works exclusively with street children and vulnerable youth in Rwanda. The most obvious need of street children is a safe & loving place to live in, with their fundamental needs of emotional support, health, nutritional food & education met. We provide this alongside family services, substance abuse support and general guidance. The house will enable us to expand the work we already do, and increase our preventative capacity by working with at-risk children in the community.

Solution

One of our largest annual costs is rent, so building this home will increase our sustainability and will provide those we help with better support and quality of life in a purpose built environment. It will also expand our work as we can provide drop-ins for larger numbers of the local street children, vital for keeping them safe and beginning the process of reintegration back into society. More space means we can also expand our important preventive work in the local at-risk community.