Over three hundred street children have been rehabilitated at our centre and been successfully reintegrated into the community. Several boys who have been through our program have completed secondary school; some have even completed university.

Impact

Since our inception in 2002, we have transformed hundreds of lives. Over three hundred street children have been rehabilitated at our centre and been successfully reintegrated into the community. Several boys who have been through our program have completed secondary school; some have even completed university.  Many of the boys have full time jobs, as waiters, chefs, welders, plumbers, and hairdressers. Some are working in offices as managers and supervisors, others are teaching in schools. One of the  boys has even come back to work at our centre as a social worker. Below are some inspiring stories  written by a few of the boys describing their transformative journey.

When I arrived at EDD everything changed for the better! They helped me to study, provided me food, clothes, basic needs, and shelter. I lived in EDD for four years, and I was reintegrated in December 2006.  EDD helped to find my family. I was reconciled with my mum, my young sister and my two elders brothers.

Jean Claude

EDD Alumni

My life was difficult because I lost my mother in the 1994 genocide when I was only 3 years old. At that time my family was so poor, they were unable to feed us and to pay for our education.  When I was 7 years old my father did not allow me go to school to start primary school. Two years later, I decided to go to the street.

Emmanuel

EDD Alumni

Life on the streets was hard. Some days, in order to eat, I had to steal food or even eat from people’s  leftover trash. Often times, I was picked up by the police and thrown into jail where diseases and other illnesses were common. I  saw society as a group of people that disregard and forget about children without homes - children like me.

Willy

EDD Alumni

I had to find money to pay for movies, drugs and sex. So I had to rob people. I cannot recall how many times I was arrested and taken to jail. My peers and the police, nobody could feel pity for me, they hit me as if I was a venomous snake to kill.

Thaddee

EDD Alumni

©2016 Les Enfants de Dieu

CONNECT WITH US:

JOIN OUR MAILING LIST:

Submitting Form...

The server encountered an error.

Form received.

Ndera, Gasabo, Rwanda: B.P. 2045 Kigali, Rwanda, +250 255 114 835, enfantsdedieu@gmail.com