Help Us Keep Our Kids Off The Streets During COVID-19 Fund
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As the world grapples with the failing economy due to the coronavirus pandemic, the most vulnerable in the world are impacted the most. As published by UNICEF: "Without urgent action, this health crisis risks becoming a child-rights crisis. Disruptions to society have a heavy impact on children: on their safety, their well-being, their future."
Our work in Rwanda is currently focused on street children. As UNICEF paints it, we have seen the extent of impact the COVID-19 has had on those who are already the most vulnerable in normal circumstances. Our kids are out of school and in environments that we fear pushed them to the streets in the first place, unstable homes. We want to ensure that they don't return to the streets.
Our top priority is to ensure that while our kids don't go hungry while they are currently home and out of school. Our goal is to continue to provide food relief as logistics permit, until our Center reopens; hence they can get daily meals there.
Secondly, we plan to to introduce activities that can keep them busy as soon as healthy conditions allow them to return to the Center. Those activities include computer skills, crafts, languages and brain games for kids. This will be their full time focus until schools reopen in September.
Some of the activities we hope to accomplish in addition to Computer Skills Training and providing meals are:
1. Continue individual and group counseling
2. Trainings the children on:
- peace building
- goal setting
- personal effectiveness
3. Talent development
- Soccer practices
- music dance practices
- writing their stories