The Rwandan Orphans Project is a small charity that runs the Imizi Children's Center, which is a transition center for street children, a free primary school for local children from poor families, a program that supports vocational training for young men and a community center that provides social support to struggling families. We are located in Rwanda's Eastern Province, approximately one hour from Kigali, the country's capital.
At Imizi we provide housing, clothing, food, health care, education and many other needs to 200 vulnerable children from around Rwanda, as well as supporting the secondary and vocational training of young people. We also provide counseling, social interventions, skills trainings and other support to local families in our area and around the country.
We are able to provide these needs through the donations of individuals like you. The ROP relies on the charity of ordinary citizens and the support of our partners to achieve our goal of providing a safe place for children, free from desperation and the dangers of life on the streets, opportunities for youth and guidance and support for vulnerable people of all ages.
Here you can read stories and news direct from the ROP Center in Kigali, written by the staff, volunteers and children themselves.
If you are a skilled, committed and dedicated worker who has something to offer the ROP and our kids, we would love to hear from you. You could come to Rwanda and volunteer at the centre directly or you could help spread the word about the ROP in your home area, encouraging others to get involved, and organising fundraising activities.
We believe that education is our children's
best hope of escaping the strong grip of
poverty. Because of this all of our children
are either enrolled in our in-house catch-up
school or go to secondary or vocational
schools around Rwanda. We feel all children,
regardless of the hardships they may have
endured in the past, deserve a chance to
make something of themselves.