Thank you for providing quality care and physical,
emotional and spiritual support
for 757 children in Rwanda in 2019!
This year, Prison Fellowship Rwanda addressed several specific challenges facing the children of prisoners, including commodity shortages and overcrowded classrooms. Caseworkers closely monitored children’s physical needs and provided more than 600 children with food assistance. The team also used their growing relationships with local teachers and administrators to advocate for stronger and more accurate record keeping of children’s progress. This improvement will allow students to reach higher levels of education even beyond the program.
Prison Fellowship Rwanda exceeded their annual goals for safety training programs and reached more than 700 children with information and tools to prevent abuse and make safe choices. Over 90% of children in the program now have birth certificates, which gives them access to their rights and protections as citizens of Rwanda.
A major highlight of 2019 was child/parent visits. Throughout the year, 678 children visited their parent in prison; this is an experience which often brings profound healing and joy.
With your help, Prison Fellowship Rwanda continues to build strong foundations for the children of prisoners and provide hope for their families.
Thank you for your prayers!
Our Rescue Plan In Action
With your help, we pair each child in our program with a dedicated caseworker,
and ensure they receive support in these four essential areas. Here’s how you helped this year:
- 682 children in the program now have birth certificates or a national equivalent ID (ongoing goal)
- 100% of children were monitored, and confirmed to be living with an approved caregiver
- 708 children and 125 caregivers participated in at least one safety training during the year
- 693 children received an annual health check
- 86% of children in the program are now fully vaccinated (ongoing goal)
- 606 children who were in need received de-worming treatment for parasites
- 630 children and families, who were especially needy, received additional monthly nutritional support
- 216 children and 125 caregivers received health trainings about the importance of hand-washing, caring for one’s body, and other critical health information
- 622 school-age children were registered in school
- 606 of school age children were confirmed to be progressing through school, and caseworkers are working with teachers on a plan for those who need extra support
- 621 of school-age children that were in need received special educational support through uniforms, books and other supplies
- 212 children are connected with a local church and participating in Sunday school, Bible studies, junior church choirs, and other church related activities
- 678 children were supported to visit their parent in prison during the year
- 100% of children were served by a caring Christian caseworker
- 704 children attended a resiliency building event
Changing Lives, for Good
You have already given so much hope to children in Rwanda, making way for a brighter future
and helping to restore their trust in people—and in a heavenly Father who loves them.