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.
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.
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 & 40 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.