WHY DO WE TAKE THE FIELD?
The school was born from the Saint-Joseph orphanage, which we have been supporting for some time with the assistance of Sister Odile. In 2018 the Saint-Joseph orphanage in Muhura was affected by the decision of the Rwandan government to close the orphanages and resettle the children to their families of origin or to their direct or indirect relatives, direct or indirect, or to entrust them to adoptive families.
Most of the children previously hosted by Sister Odille have now moved to areas far from Muhura: in those years Sister Odille has committed herself to give support and support to all, constantly taking care of the different situations, she even went as far as a 3-hour drive to reach the furthest homes. She has now ensured that each child and girl is properly followed up by the local authorities and social workers whom the government itself has activated to monitor reintegrations, She has also decided to return to focus on her locality, Muhura, where there is still much work to be done. In particular, she planned to focus on education, converting the orphanage into an elementary school, combining it with the existing kindergarten school that has been in operation for some years.
We sustain schools through School Support.
We converted the orphanage into an elementary school because we believe in the fundamental right to study. In Muhura, not all children can go to school: through school support, it will be possible to provide education for those children whose families could not otherwise pay school fees.
HOW DO WE WORK?
Between January and February 2018 we opened the new year and started school activities. In addition to school activities, we give all children a warm and nutritious meal every day. In this way the school give relief to families who only have to take care of the evening meal so as to guarantee all children a proper and healthy diet.
WHERE DO WE WORK?