About This Project
Meals Per Year: 600
About the Project
This project supports 53 children that are living in extreme poverty in Urukundu: a slum in Kigali, Rwanda. These children are from families of Potters that are “Twa’ people. Twa People are the Pygmy people of Central Africa. They are a marginalized people in Rwanda that have been economically disadvantaged. They are a former hunter/gatherer Pygmy people who have lost their Traditional lands. They maintain a Culture centered on songs, music and dance. Many Twa are Potters selling their wares with a subsistence income of $1/day or many work as itinerant labors when work is available. Kacyiru Primary School is located adjacent to the slum where the Potters live in Kigali It is a large school of 3000 students that is attended by very poor children in the area. Poverty prevents many of the children from attending school. With support from this Project, these children are able to get an education that will give them an opportunity to have a better life. Support pays for: school fees, uniforms, shoes, socks, books, school supplies, and a daily nutritious meal.
Every year, project manager Debra Brosseuk travels to Kacyiru. She visits her students at the Primary School, interacts with the teachers and parents/caregivers as well as visiting the home setting of the children. She ensures the needs of the kids are addressed both at school and home; many children have been taken to medical facilities to receive care.