The success of a groundbreaking project to close orphanages in Rwanda and Uganda, shows that all children can leave institutions for the warmth and security of a family, once they have the right support.
Our pioneering ‘No Child Left Behind’ programme piloted the closure of two orphanages for children with disabilities in Rwanda. Here, Innocent Habimfura, Hope and Homes for Children’s Regional Director for East and Southern Africa, looks back on an extraordinary journey to lay the foundations for inclusive childcare reform in Rwanda and beyond.
When Covid hit, strict lockdown measures meant Valerie could no longer go to work. A Community Volunteer discovered that Valerie had no money left for food or water, and alerted our team who co-ordinated emergency support for her family.
By giving his parents the support they needed to meet his additional needs, our team in Rwanda brought Carrol home from the orphanage and back to the people who love him.
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