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Picking up the pieces after unplanned pregnancy
9 March 2019 – On a cool evening after school, Chantal strolled down the main street towards her village centre. It was an average day; in her last year of secondary school, Chantal dreamt of finishing her studies and becoming a doctor, or a policewoman.

Dreams come true as dedicated social workers find loving families for orphans in Rwanda
25 January 2017 – Nyarugenge District - Peter was an orphan. He was abandoned as a newborn, helpless and dependent, before a small group of nuns discovered him in a garbage bin.

Celebrating CRC@25 with the 10th National Children’s Summit
November 2014 - UNICEF together with the Ministry of Gender and Family Promotion (MIGEPROF), National Commission for Children and other partners’ celebrated CRC@25 anniversary by combining it with the 10th National Children’s Summit, held on 20th November

Mujyambere’s hope through Shyanda Inclusive Child Friendly School
2012- Mujyambere is a 16 year old pupil who is blind. He studies in primary five at Shyanda Inclusive Child Friendly Model School in Murama Sector of Kayonza District. He is the second born of the family of three children.

The leaders of tomorrow: Promoting and protecting the rights of children living with disabilities in Rwanda
July 2012: The Government of Rwanda has embarked on an agenda to include children in all issues that affect their lives. At a recent National Children’s Summit they also made a move to include for the first time ever, children living with disabilities.

Providing Support and Protection to Refugees from the DRC in Rwanda
15 May 2012 - Just a few metres from Africa’s Great Lake Kivu, hundreds of women and children wait patiently to board a UNHCR truck. They are waiting to be transported to the Nkamira Transit Centre, where they hope they will find “shelter, food and peace”

Throughout Rwanda Children are talking: 7th Children's Summit
5 January 2012 - The annual National Children’s Summit is a national level consultative forum that brings together children’s delegates from all of Rwanda’s administrative sectors.

Helping Street Children find their way back home
20 September 2011 - Hundreds of former street children in Kigali are returning to homes they once deserted, thanks to the help of centers like FIDESCO, supported by UNICEF.

Providing vital care for Rwanda’s vulnerable children
September 2011 - Perched high in the hills above Rwanda’s Lake Kivu is a project that is transforming the lives of nearly 1,000 orphans and vulnerable children (OVCs).

The Challenges Facing Children with Disabilities in Rwanda
August 2011 - Five years ago, students with disabilities at Murama Child Friendly School, in Rwanda’s southern Bugasera district, felt isolated from their classmates, unable to participate in even a simple game of hide-and-seek or football.

A House for Janine
May 2011: The two mud houses are visible from the narrow dirt road. Outside one of them, a boy sits on the ground, handling some wooden slats.

Not stigmatised for being a child soldier
February 2011 - At a lake camp, one hour from Rwanda’s capital, thirty boys have come together for a three month course that offers counselling, education, recreational activities and vocational training to young men.

They dream of a better future
February 2011 - Just like in any other family, each sibling seems to have a particular task. Monique – the more outgoing of the 17 year-old twins – welcomes the visitors, her sister Denise – quiet and shy – attends to some chores behind the house...

Norwegian rap duo puts smiles on the faces of former street children in Rwanda
July 2010 - A famous Norwegian rap band, ‘Karpe Diem’, has been in the country to support UNICEF in improving the lives of young children.

A model manner to support children orphaned by AIDS in Rwanda
June 2010 - In the heart of western Rwanda, amidst a thousand hills in the district of Rutsiro, live hundreds of children orphaned by HIV and AIDS.

The Isange one stop centre : transforming the lives of survivors of violence in Rwanda
May 2010 - Mary is 32 years old with 4 children. She was married for 17 years to a man who emotionally and physically abused her.



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