Umwana ni uw’umuryango
Children in Rwanda are remarkably happy and kind. Most do however suffer from poverty and many have trouble paying for what is needed to attend school. In addition many are orphans, and many suffer from water realted diseases and poor nutrition. As with any society, there are also those who are being abused and mistreated. The GoR aims to close down all orphanages by 2014 and find Rwandan foster parents for orphans.
- In 2011, "there are 3,830 children living in orphanages, up from 3,769
- last year". (Benilde Uwababyeyi, Child Protection Specialist at MIGEPROF). “The estimated number of street children ranges from a few hundred to several thousand,” (UNICEF Child Protection Specialist Maxime Germain) (New Times). Last year, 1,654 children were sexually abused and 47 children were abandoned by the families, according to National Police statistics (NT).
- "There are 3,153 orphans left that need to be re-integrated into families" (NT). Rwandan Organisations dealing with Street Children
Rwandan Organisations dealing with Street Children