Former street children rehabilitated by Abadacogora-Intwari ensure that they became accountable people

Even though they endured difficulties during their life on street, former street children rehabilitated by Abadacogora-Intwari ensure that they became accountable people.

Jean Paul Habimana was welcomed in Abadacogora-Intwari in 1996, after he faced family problems which pushed him to go on street in Kigali city.

During his life on street he met Abadacogora-Intwari staff members who rehabilitated him and got training in yielding profession at the instance that he earns 80.000Rwf on monthly basis.

Jean Claude Turikumana also was welcomed in this center in 1996 where he got training in sewing, and he now earns 120.000Rwf on a monthly basis which help him earning his life.

“If all the street children could get someone to take care of them, they can become accountable people” Turikumana says.

Jean Damascene Kayiranga also got in Abadacogora-Intwari in 2012. He got support from the center which paid tuition fees and afforded to graduate from university. He is now a doctor earning a 350.000monthly salary.

Father Donatien Twizeyumuremyi, director of Caritas Kigali welcomed the progress those children made, saying that it is a sign that everybody should fight for children’s rights to prepare their better future.

He adds that Abadacogora-Intwari not only rehabilitate street children, but also provide support to them by offering training according to each child talent.

In 2017, Caritas Kigali through its rehabilitation centers Abadacogora-Intwari provided support to 580 street children including 258 girls. Among them, 365 finished primary studies, 33finished secondary studies, while 60 were sent in vocational training schools.

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