lifelink24 rwanda

Why are we doing this?

Rwanda is one of the poorest countries in the world, ranking 167 out of 186 countries on the UN’s development index.

Rwandan parents view education as the only hope for a bright future for their children, and although primary school education is free for all children, most parents cannot provide the materials for them to go to school. Rwanda's educated population tend to live in the townships, however, those without an education live in remote areas, often in situations of extreme poverty.

It is a sad fact that less than 15% of children are enrolled in preschool and kindergarten, and only 37% of those enrolled actually graduate from primary school. Less than 15% will go on to secondary school.

Why are we doing this?

Rwanda is one of the poorest countries in the world, ranking 167 out of 186 countries on the UN’s development index.

Rwandan parents view education as the only hope for a bright future for their children, and although primary school education is free for all children, most parents cannot provide the materials for them to go to school. Rwanda's educated population tend to live in the townships, however, those without an education live in remote areas, often in situations of extreme poverty.

It is a sad fact that less than 15% of children are enrolled in preschool and kindergarten, and only 37% of those enrolled actually graduate from primary school. Less than 15% will go on to secondary school.

Why are we doing this?

Rwanda is one of the poorest countries in the world, ranking 167 out of 186 countries on the UN’s development index.

Rwandan parents view education as the only hope for a bright future for their children, and although primary school education is free for all children, most parents cannot provide the materials for them to go to school. Rwanda's educated population tend to live in the townships, however, those without an education live in remote areas, often in situations of extreme poverty.

It is a sad fact that less than 15% of children are enrolled in preschool and kindergarten, and only 37% of those enrolled actually graduate from primary school. Less than 15% will go on to secondary school.

Meet some of the children...

The project supports a number of children by providing fees for books and uniforms while in primary, and then  bedding, essentials, uniform and books when they progress to secondary school.

With your help we can increase the number of children supported in this way.

Meet some of the children...

The project supports a number of children by providing fees for books and uniforms while in primary, and then  bedding, essentials, uniform and books when they progress to secondary school.
With your help we can increase the number of children supported in this way.
With your help we can increase the number of children supported in this way.

Meet some of the children...

The project supports a number of children by providing fees for books and uniforms while in primary, and then  bedding, essentials, uniform and books when they progress to secondary school.
With your help we can increase the number of children supported in this way.

Micro business funding and advice

This programme is still in its infancy, but LifeLink24 are funding 5 widows.  Each business idea has been viability tested and funding is provided in instalments over a 3 year period, with a view to setting up and maintaining a sustainable business which provides a regular income.

All business owners are visited on a quarterly basis to discuss issues, give advice and generally review progress. where advice is given and a report written.

Businesses vary from selling eggs, vegetables and/or charcoal, to the making and selling of non alcoholic beer, shoes and clothing items.

Micro business funding & advice

This programme is still in its infancy, but LifeLink24 are funding 5 widows.  Each business idea has been viability tested and funding is provided in instalments over a 3 year period, with a view to setting up and maintaing a sustainable business which provides a regular income.
 All business owners are visited on a quarterly basis to discuss issues, give advice and generally review progress. where advice is given and a report written. Businesses vary from selling eggs, vegetables, charcoal, to the making and selling of non alcoholic beer, shoes and clothing items.

Micro business funding & advice

This programme is still in its infancy, but LifeLink24 are funding 5 widows.  
Each business idea has been viability tested and funding is provided in instalments over a 3 year period, with a view to setting up and maintaing a sustainable business which provides a regular income. All business owners are visited on a quarterly basis to discuss issues, give advice and generally review progress. where advice is given and a report written.

Businesses vary from selling eggs, vegetables and/or charcoal, to the making and selling of non alcoholic beer, shoes and clothing items.

Hope Academy - Byumba 

The Rwandan Government have ruled that children who do not attend and complete nursery cannot progress to further education.

Within the rural district of Byumba, LifeLink24 have secured a new 3 roomed nursery, each room holding 25 children.  Many local residents are single mothers without the funds to feed or send their children to nursery and attendance had dropped from 80 to 25 because of this.

With LifeLink24 and partners' support, numbers have once again been fully restored with children ranging from 2 to 6 years old who will now be able to progress onto further education. The funding received not only provides vital school supplies, but uniforms, a meal for each child during term time and a small wage for the teachers.

Hope Academy Byumba 

The Rwandan Government have ruled that children who do not attend and complete nursery cannot progress to further education.
Within the rural district of Byumba, LifeLink24 have secured a new 3 roomed nursery, each room holding 25 children.  Many local residents are single mothers without the funds to feed or send their children to nursery and attendance had dropped from 80 to 25 because of this.

With LifeLink24 and partners' support, numbers have once again been fully restored with children ranging from 2 to 6 years old who will now be able to progress onto further education. The funding received not only provides vital school supplies, but uniforms, a meal for each child during term time and a small wage for the teachers.

Hope Academy Byumba 

The Rwandan Government have ruled that children who do not attend and complete nursery, cannot progress to further education. Within the rural district of Byumba, LifeLink24 have secured a new 3 roomed nursery, each room holding 25 children.  Many local residents are single mothers without the funds to feed or send their children to nursery and attendance had dropped from 80 to 25 because of this.
With LifeLink24 and partners support, numbers have once again been fully restored with children ranging from 2 to 6 years old who will now be able to progress onto further education. The funding received not only provides vital school supplies, but uniforms, a meal for each child during term time and a small wage for the teachers.

Bringing much needed relief to the widows and the orphans...

Bringing much needed relief to the widows and the orphans...

Project Sew

Project Freedom

Whilst the children are in nursey, the mothers can learn how to sew, providing a way of earning money and escaping the sex trade.  LifeLink24 purchased four sewing machines and hired a further four. Counselling sessions are also available alongside training, providing a listening ear, advice and help.
Locally sourced material is used to produce ‘sustainable feminine hygiene items’ for the young girls and women in the community, giving them dignity and freedom. We are running a trial with some washable items and are awaiting feedback, before making up packs for each individual and teaching them the basics in conjunction with visual aids kindly provided by  another organisation.

Project Sew

Project Freedom

Whilst the children are in nursey, the mothers can learn how to sew, providing a way of earning money and escaping the sex trade.  LifeLink24 purchased four sewing machines and hired a further four. Counselling sessions are also available alongside training, providing a listening ear, advice and help.
Locally sourced material is used to produce ‘sustainable feminine hygiene items’ for the young girls and women in the community, giving them dignity and freedom. We are running a trial with some washable items and are awaiting feedback, before making up packs for each individual and teaching them the basics in conjunction with visual aids kindly provided by  another organisation.

Project Sew

Whilst the children are in nursey, the mothers can learn how to sew, providing a way of earning money and escaping the sex trade.  LifeLink24 purchased four sewing machines and hired a further four. Counselling sessions are also available alongside training, providing a listening ear, advice and help.

Project Freedom

Locally sourced material is used to produce ‘sustainable feminine hygiene items’ for the young girls and women in the community, giving them dignity and freedom. We are running a trial with some washable items and are awaiting feedback, before making up packs for each individual and teaching them the basics in conjunction with visual aids kindly provided by  another organisation.

Covid - 19



Because of the global Covid situation, people are required to wear masks outside of their homes. Unfortunately, many cannot afford these and so are  confined, unable to attend school or workplaces. Those that can are sharing one mask between the family which quickly becomes ineffective.

LifeLink24 consider this as unacceptable and have set the sewing team an additional project of manufacturing reuseable face masks of varying sizes, which will be distributed along with food parcels to all those in need within the community.

Covid - 19

Because of the global Covid situation, people are required to wear masks outside of their homes. Unfortunately, many cannot afford these and so are  confined, unable to attend school or workplaces. Those that can, are sharing one mask between the family which quickly becomes ineffective. LifeLink24 consider this as unacceptable and have set the sewing team an additional project of manufacturing reuseable face masks of varying sizes, that will be distributed along with food parcels to all those in need within the community.

Covid - 19

Because of the global Covid situation, people are required to wear masks outside of their homes. Unfortunately, many cannot afford these and so are  confined, unable to attend school or workplaces. Those that can are sharing one mask between the family which quickly becomes ineffective.
LifeLink24 consider this as unacceptable and have set the sewing team an additional project of manufacturing reuseable face masks of varying sizes, which will be distributed along with food parcels to all those in need within the community.

The need is so great...can you help?

The need is so great...can you help?

Thank-you from the LifeLink24 team

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