This charity provides financial help to children and families in Rwanda by paying directly for school and health insurance costs. The St Andrews branch raises funds for this worthwhile cause.
Children of Rwanda is a newly registered Scottish Charity which provides financial help to carefully selected children and their families in Rwanda by paying directly for school and health insurance costs. The University of St Andrews branch of the charity raises funds for this worthwhile cause through social events, film screenings, bake sales and speaker events among other initiatives.
The children that have been selected to receive this aid are located in two adjacent villages, Ngoma and Kigarama, on the coast of Lake Kivu in the western part of the country. The project has proved very successful. In 2016, Children of Rwanda was able to allow 113 of the most in need children to return to or continue to attend their local school. It also paid for basic health care insurance for them and their families, granting 499 individuals access to medical facilities. This year, 2017, these numbers have grown to support 190 children in school and health care insurance for 854 individuals.
Fundraising now continues in the hope that this coming year we can help more children return to school while making sure they, and their families, are healthy.