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Fair Children/youth Foundation Charity Profile
OUR MOTTO: Strong Mothers, Strong Children/Youth, Strong Community Initiatives
FCYF was created in 2003 by Elie NDUWAYESU to provide skills to community members, mostly children/youth and mothers, and to rebuild their lives after the consequences of war and genocide in Rwanda, including HIV/AIDS related diseases.
We seek a community of love, committed to end poverty of all community members and where people live in dignity. FCYF will work in partnership with all stakeholders who are accountable and committed to development
Our mission is to work together with all community members for their development. We promote STRONG COMMUNITY-BASED INITIATIVES in problem solving and strengthening the capacity of mothers. We believe that STRONG MOTHERS create STRONG CHILDREN/YOUTH who are the future of Rwanda, our beloved Country.
OUR CORE VALUES
Integrity, Commitment, Accountability
OUR CORE ACTIVITIES
Literacy and adult education, vocational training for youth and women, early childhood development centres, community mentoring of orphans and vulnerable children, education on child and women's rights, emergency shelter for abused children and women.
PROBLEMS in RWANDA (FOR CHILDREN AND WOMEN)
Due to genocide (1994), wars, HIV/AIDS, polygamy and extreme poverty, Orphans and other Vulnerable Children/Youth (OVCY) , Girls and Women are facing the following problems:
ORPHANS and other Vulnerable CHILDREN/YOUTH: Lack of education opportunities, no access to health facilities, lack of protection, lack of community support (isolated and traumatized), lack of households basic needs, not informed on their rights, no placement and succession done for them mostly for children in households affected and infected by HIV/AIDS and lack of economic security opportunities and lack of information on their rights.
GIRLS and WOMEN: lack of education opportunities, lack of information on their rights, lack of protection (sexual harassment and exploitation), lack of economic security opportunities and are dependent to men. Most women are widows and are infected or affected by HIV/AIDS.
CHILDREN UNDER 7 YEARS: Early childhood is considered as the most critical foundation stages of growth and development. These early years have longer impact on the full life course than any other period. It is a period when a child needs to develop physical, cognitive and socio emotional aspects. Nevertheless, poor nutrition, lack of affection and stimulation can create deficits for those children. FCYF has realized that many youth from children headed households families and widows headed households are not properly raised, and little attention is paid to them. Apart from that, there is another crucial issue of children at the age of attending school who do not do so due to families' problems or some of them are assigned by parents or care takers to look after their young children. In Rwanda, a child with starting the 7th year has to start primary education.
CHILDREN/YOUTH and WOMEN infected by HIV/AIDS: When HIV positive and poor, suffer from stigma and discrimination, lack of proper food (malnutrition), lack of economic security opportunities and education.
Fair Children/youth Foundation Volunteer Information
Are you eager to make a real and immediate difference in the lives of children, youth and women urgently needing practical aid? If so, We offers you great opportunities to do so.
Volunteers are needed to teach English, provide psychosocial support activities, and give training in a variety of vocational skills, such as masonry, carpentry, tailoring, hairdressing, computer and ICT, business skills. If you prefer to do some manual work, construction is also still needed at both urban and rural centers.
Volunteer placements from 6-11 months can be arranged flexibly to suit your individual needs. You should expect to find your airfare to Kigali, passport and visa costs, health insurance, money for food (about $20 per day), and pocket money during the period of your stay in Rwanda.
FCYF will provide your lodging in Ruhengeri Town and also arrange your transport to Musanze from Kigali International Airport (about two hours by road).
Your service in FCYF can also be combined with unparalleled tourism opportunities, for Musanze is gateway to the beautiful Parc National des Volcans, a region of outstanding beauty and world renown. Opportunities include guided treks to mountain gorillas, bird watching (178 species), other wild life including golden monkey, elephant, buffalo, and duikers, lava flow caves, lakes, hot springs and of course the mighty volcanic mountains themselves.