Former street kids rehabilitated by Caritas Kigali’s Abadacogora-Intwari celebrated the International Day of the African Child on 27th June 2019. They were advised to behave well in the Rwandan society and develop themselves for those who have graduated from different schools.
Yves Gakwandi representing graduates appreciated the support from Abadacogora-Intwari Centre which rehabilitated them from street and send them back to school.
“The skills we have acquired will help us develop ourselves, and we assure you all that we shall be accountable people” Gakwandi said
Father Onesphore Ntivuguruzwa representing Catholic schools in Kigali Archdiocese emphasised on 18 children who were rehabilitated in Nyiragiseke Centre, Bugesera district. Those children were sent back in their families, and Father Ntivuguruzwa urged their parents to take care of them.
“We still have a long journey to go. There are many children from City of Kigali, in its suburbs and in different parts of the country. It requires many efforts and deep research to know why street kids’ problem is persisting”
Father Ntivuguruzwa urged partnership with different institutions to protect family, as the center of people’s wellbeing
Jean de Dieu Sinayitutse representing the Director General of Rwanda National Rehabilitation Services (NRS), appreciated Abadacogora-Indatwa Centre for fighting for the rights and wellbeing of street kids.
He asked former street kids to always think about the difficulties of life on street for them to prepare a better future.
This is an annually event where children celebrate their International day, and authorities in different institutions and NGO take that opportunity to provide pieces of advice to children rehabilitated from street.