The Rwanda National Rehabilitation Services in partnership with Caritas Kigali have committed to find solutions to street kids problem not later than 2020.
This commitment is part of 10 conclusions reached in a meeting held on 20th December 2018 in Malasa Hotel, in order to limit the number of children going to street every year.
It was agreed that families should get support in sorting out their problems, and keep mobilising Rwandan society on the consequences of having a big number of street kids.
Caritas Kigali’s Abadacogora-Intwari Centre is taking care of those children since 1984.
Some of the reasons why a big number of children continue to go on street are centered in families.
They include poverty, conflicts in families, irresponsible parents, and domestic violence among other, which push more children to go to street.
Father Donatien Twiseyumuremyi, director of Caritas Kigali, says that street kids’ problem cannot be sorted out immediately, adding that the partnership between government and private institutions would put an end to this problem.
The Director General of the Rwanda National Rehabilitation Center (NRS), Aimé Bosenibamwe, says that NRS, Caritas Kigali and other private institutions fighting for street kids should partner in order look for solutions which would limit the increasing number of street kids.
“NRS, Caritas Kigali and other institutions will partner in taking care of street kids to find solutions not later than 2020” Bosenibamwe says.
NRS has partnership with Caritas Kigali in taking care of street kids and rehabilitating them in order to protect them and respecting their rights.