After doing the hard work of our discovery and design process, we are now ready to pack our bags and deliver the first phase of our Rwanda project.
Hope and Homes for Children (HHC) Rwanda was established in 2002 and has worked to reduced the number of orphanages from 31 to 4. They have built and established over 30 community programs for the disadvantaged which are run almost completely by community volunteers.
The Kigarama community center is one of those programs and is at the heart of Hope and Homes work in Rwanda. Run by local volunteers, it is home to:
- 4 Nursery School classes
- Karate, Aerobics, Arts, and Sports classes
- Two levels of English Classes
- A center for income generating groups
- A nutrition teaching hub
- And more!
Hope and Homes’ goal for this and other centers is that they become self-reliant and sustainable. They also want to develop and improve this center so that it can be an economic center for the community. They understand that in order to create a safe home for disadvantaged children their families and community must be financially self-sufficient and sustainable.
Venture 2 Impact has been invited to help establish the Kigarama Community Center as a self-sufficient and sustainable community hub that benefits as many people as possible.
Our strategy is to train and enable as many people as possible to ensure self-sufficiency and sustainability of the community center.