Caritas Kigali urges parents to contribute in decreasing numbers of children going on street. Reports from Caritas Kigali’s Abadacogora-Intwari projects show that numbers of children going on street are increasing more and more.
Father Donatien Twizeyumuremyi, Director of Caritas Kigali says they are approaching Christians in parishes to mobilize them. Abadacogora-Intwari research reports show that more than 464 children from 7 parishes are on street.
Reports show that 111 kids are from Gishaka Parish, 103 from Remera Parish, 96 from Ndera, 49 from Shyorongi, 36 from Rilima, 35 from Nyamata and 34 from Kabuye. These kids live on street day and night and no body take care of them, as indicated in those reports.
Father Twizeyumuremyi says that street kids’ problems is becoming worse. “We used to find them in towns and their surbubs but now we can even find them in rural areas, especially on business centers, market places, and mining centers.
Caritas Kigali through Abadacogora-Intwari projects urges Rwandan society to contribute in putting an end to this problem.
Christians in above mentioned parishes were approached to discuss about the problem and take majors to limit the number of children going on street. Parents were urged to take care of their children’s welfare and send them to school.
Since 1984, Caritas Kigali is rehabilitating street children and sending them back to school. It has been also fighting against causes that push those children to go on street.
Poverty and conflicts in families are among other problems which push children to go on street. Abadacogora-Intwari project is mobilizing people using a documentary film showing life of children on street.
Caritas Kigali is asking for family support in eradicating problems which push children to go on street.