Our Founders

Our History

Les Enfants de Dieu was founded in 2002 by Tajdin and Khatun Jaffer. The Jaffer’s have lived in Rwanda since 1950 and in 1962 they established Sulfo Rwanda Industries, which manufactures consumer goods such as soap and cosmetics.  The family decided to provide street children outside their factory,  with food every Friday. They soon realised that the children needed a safe place to stay and donated a piece of land in Ndera to start the centre.  The founders were instrumental in setting the vision for the project and continue to visit regularly and provide advice and guidance to the Board and Management.

EDD was founded by Mr. and Mrs. Jaffer:   The first boys were rescued from the street and staff was recruited.

Classrooms donated by Sulfo Rwanda Industries.

Ground floor of dormitory donated by Bhante Wimala (Triple Gem Foundation)

Introduce and started ministry system.

First group of older boys re integrated

2002

2012

2003

2013

2005

2015

Infirmary donated by

Marafiki Fundraising (UK)

2006

Rwandan Government (MIGEPROF) started supporting EDD.

2008

Offices, Kitchen and Dining Hall donated by HHN and  Rhenanie-Palatinat

2010

The family decided to provide street children outside their factory,  with food every Friday. They soon realised that the children needed a safe place to stay and donated a piece of land in Ndera to start the centre.

2nd floor of dormitory donated by

Plan International

New classrooms donated by

We care for

EDD started Computer training and art program

EDD helped by Global Fund for Children to make a 5 year strategic plan and restructure the Board of EDD

 

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