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KUKI NDIHO RWANDA
ORPHANS SUPPORT PROJECT
1186 FULTON STREET
BROOKLYN, NY 11216 USA

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KUKI NDIHO RWANDA
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PO. BOX 442 KIGALI, RWANDA

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SNEAKER DRIVE

Kuki Ndiho partners with community organizations, schools of all levels, religious and cultural institutions to gather, collect and ship much-needed clothing items to its orphans in Rwanda. Please write us if interested in learning more at info@kukindiho.org Please include photos of yourself or your family to include with the individual clothing items so that we can thank you on our web site and so those to who receive the items will also know. snd

Annual Sneaker Drive

Seventh and eighth grader at the Christian Formation Student at St. Vincent Martyr Catholic Church in MADISON, NEW JERSEY are holding a sneaker drive for Rwandan Orphans through the holiday season. They will be collecting new or gently used sneakers in all sizes now. Please contact teacher Henry Page at EMAIL HERE

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Rwandan orphans visit by Matthieux from UK & Jean Paul from Rwanda

During May with the support of Coventry University I traveled to Kigali to research the recent developments in Rwandan civil society.

During my stay I was able to monitor many projects, with many different organisations however, it was my final day in Kigali that has left the most lasting impression on me.

Matthieux & Jean Paul visit our Students at Muhima primary school in Kigali

Although my visit was mainly looking into civil society projects

I made it a priority to understand as much about the culture and identity of Rwanda as possible and therefore contacted several organisations before departing to see whether I could come and observe their work.  One of these organisations was the Kuki Ndiho Foundation.

After contacting Marie Claudine MUKAMABANO  and

expressing my desire to come and observe the work they are doing,

Marie Claudine put me in touch with Jean Paul Ibambe.

On my final day in Kigali I accompanied Jean Paul to Kimisagara Orphanage,

Gisimba Memorial Centre and

Muhima primary school.

Matthieux visited Rwandan orphans at Kimisagara orphanage in Kigali

Kimisagara Orphanage opened my eyes to a side of Kigali that largely was unseen during my visit.   When children have no one, it takes people who are brave and fearless to stand up and help.  Antoine and his staff are just some of these brave people and with very little in terms of basic resources they ensure orphans, many who have been abandoned, are cared for and loved.  The children have next to nothing in terms of material possessions but there is still a sense of hope and optimism for their futures.  When I asked what they needed, they did not ask for material gain, instead for an opportunity to extend their education through Universities.

When you witness true poverty it leaves a lasting impression.  The children at Kimisagara are living in extreme poverty but had hope for the future and smiles on their faces.  Now I have returned to the UK I am raising awareness of the orphanage and formulating a project that will raise resources and finance that will support the children in realising their hopes and dreams.

The work being done by organisation such as the Kuki Ndiho Foundation is vital to the stabilisation and development of Rwanda.  However, the work often goes unnoticed by the international community and therefore is underfunded.  Projects such as providing vital equipment to students at the Muhima Primary School are allowing the next generation of young Rwandans to enter their studies with hope for the future and a willingness to succeed.  The support received by Gisimba Memorial Centre has meant it has become a hugely effective place in the support of orphans right through their lives.  These are projects are the lifeblood of many Rwandan children and they need support, funding and resources to ensure they are sustained.

The experience I had has left a huge desire in me to continue to support the work that is being done through whatever means are available to me.  In the future I hope to develop a link between Coventry University and the projects so our University resources are able to sustain the work be done be it academic or financial. I will be raising awareness in the UK of the Kuki Ndiho foundation and the support that is needed in each of the projects I visited.  I will be returning to Rwanda soon and hopefully will be able to give more understanding of what Coventry University can contribute.

I would just like to say a special thank you to Marie Claudine for making this opportunity possible.  It was a day that has changed my life and also to Jean Paul, a truly exceptional person, who continues to overcome adversity at every turn and was a brilliant host during the time I spent with him.

It is our duty to look after the children of the World and the Kuki Ndiho Foundation releases and acts upon this duty daily.

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