Please help the students of Through the Eyes of Children ‘pay it forward’ this summer by teaching their photography skills to other children in public schools across Rwanda! Please donate a digital point and shoot camera for use in these school workshops. They need 15 cameras with no less than 10 Megapixel capability along with chargers.
De nombreux orphelins rescapés du génocide rwandais revendiquent depuis quelques années, leurs biens accaparés par des voisins et des parents. Aujourd'hui adultes, ils peinent à faire valoir leurs droits sur les terres et le patrimoine familial. Ils étaient tout petits au moment du génocide de 1994. Certains avaient été sauvés par des bienfaiteurs, ramassés parmi les cadavres et admis dans des orphelinats ; d’autres avaient erré en quête d'un abri. Aujourd’hui adultes, ils sont nombreux à rentrer dans leur village à la recherche des terres et autres biens de leurs parents décimés.
Rwandan Prime Minister Pierre Habumuremyi observes that there were only a handful of orphanages in Rwanda prior to the genocide. Today, there are more than 30. "Orphans were not part of Rwandan culture. Children are the responsibility of the community - especially children who have lost a parent," he explained. "That was one of the tenets of Rwandan culture."
Rwanda government plan to close orphanages worries children.
I had absolutely no preconceptions about what I would find, so I wanted to discover for myself out what life is like for a child growing up in an SOS Village. I spent around a week visiting the homes and schools in the SOS village, getting to know one family especially well. So before I give too much away, I’d like you to watch my production and see for yourself.
Rawanda is planning to close its many orphanages, and will start by sending older children to live with the families who rejected them, or strangers. Many criticize the move as a mistake and children are fearful.
Photographer Greg Furnell documents the life of a mother of six in rural Rwanda who looks after a further two orphans.
Rwanda has the highest proportion of orphans and child-headed households in the world. These are children who have lost their parents to HIV/Aids, young people left without family after the 1994 genocide, or children whose relatives have been imprisoned for genocide-related crimes.
Orphaned by “witchcraft” this desperate Rwandan teenager would give anything to finish her basic education.
Together we care for more than 70,000 orphans.
This month, their work for orphans in the once-bedeviled nation of Rwanda is bearing fruit — goats, actually.
"We are turning these children from abandoned orphans into a constructive force for positive change in the country," she says. "We want kids to leave here emotionally and physically healthy, ready to hold down a decent job and give back to their community
I'm sure the children here will have a much better chance in life because of the generosity of the billionaire who set this place up, but it still seems an odd idea to put all these orphans of the genocide in one place, away from the rest of society and a
Former Miss France, Sonia Rolland has said that she will ensure the funding of the construction of a new vocational training school for the orphans of the 1994 Genocide against the Tutsi.
Speaking to The New Times, Rolland said her charity organisation,
At least 30 children from Koninis Child Headed Households recently received certificates after successfully training in hospitality and hotel management.
The training was conducted by the Youth Employment Systems (YES) in their ongoing programme to build
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