How You Can Help

Thank you for considering making a donation to the children of the ROP. Being a small organization we are able to survive and provide for the welfare and education of Rwanda's vulnerable children only with the help of individuals like you.

We are always in need of donations to help us provide for our children and to save costs. If you would like to make a donation, here is a list of the things we need the most:

  • SHOES, to fit children aged between 4 and 18
  • CLOTHES, to fit children aged between 4 and 18. We are in particular need of trousers, shorts, underwear, socks, belts, sweatshirts and shirts
  • LAPTOPS for our staff to use and for the computer classes we run for our children
  • MEDICAL SUPPLIES, including antiseptic cream, painkillers, bandages, antibiotics, hand sanitiser, fever reducer (particularly children’s varieties), eye drops, anti-allergy tablets, throat lozenges, gauze, wound coverings, medical gloves, vitamin pills, anti-fungal cream, anti-scabies cream
  • SPORTS EQUIPMENT including good quality footballs, volleyballs, pumps, tennis balls, tennis racquets
  • OFFICE SUPPLIES, including printer ink and paper, pens, folders, staplers
  • SCHOOL SUPPLIES, including notebooks, calculators, pens, erasers, pencil sharpeners
  • FURNITURE, including tables, chairs, beds, mattresses, filing cabinets
  • HOUSEHOLD GOODS, including sheets, towels, cooking utensils, plates, glasses, cups (plastic is particularly useful), cutlery, tools
  • ELECTRICAL GOODS, extension cables, a DVD player, a TV, speakers
  • ENTERTAINMENT, DVDs (particularly Jackie Chan films, cartoons like Tom and Jerry, Bollywood films, nature programmes etc), books (English, French and Kinyarwanda; storybooks, dictionaries, atlases, encyclopaedias, picture dictionaries, nature books, science books, history books, books of photos), maps, diagrams, newspapers, magazines, playing cards, Lego, puzzles, games, toy cars, stickers, marbles

THINGS THE ROP DOESN’T NEED

Thanks to some recent large donations the ROP does not need any further donations of these items for the foreseeable future:

  • Pencils
  • Crayons
  • Coloring pens
  • Band aids/plasters
  • Baby clothes

If you have any questions concerning donating items or would like to know more about donating please contact us at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

PLEASE NOTE: It is difficult for us to arrange to pick up donations from countries other than Rwanda. We sometimes have visitors or volunteers travelling from Europe or America who may be able to bring donations with them, but this depends on individual circumstances. If you are able to organise transport of the donations to Rwanda that is ideal. We can pick up the donations once they reach Rwanda. Due to recent changes in the Rwandan law, it is also difficult to receive donations through the mail, because we are liable to pay taxes once the donation reaches Rwanda.