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La Caritas Rwanda a été créée en 1960. Contenu par les Évêques Catholiques du Rwanda. Elle a été officiellement reconnue comme une organisation sans but lucratif par l’arrêté ministériel n° 499/08 en 1962, et est devenue une Organisation non gouvernementale conformément à la loi no 06/2012 du 17/02/2012 déterminant la gestion et la gouvernance des institutions basées sur les religions au Rwanda. Depuis 1965, Caritas Rwanda a été intégrée dans une organisation étendue, Caritas Internationalis, qui est une confédération internationale de toutes les Caritas du monde.  Actuellement, la Caritas Rwanda œuvre dans tout le pays à travers les Caritas diocésaines, Caritas paroissiales, Caritas des Centrales et les Caritas des Communautés Ecclésiales de Base.

Mission de la Caritas Rwanda

La Caritas Rwanda vise à créer une communauté de personnes qui respectent la dignité humaine dans laquelle chaque être humain a été créé, la dignité privée par la discrimination, l'extrême pauvreté, les maladies et l'injustice. La Caritas aide les personnes vulnérables à travers ses œuvres socio-caritatives, les initiatives dans les domaines de santé et de développement. Toutes ces activités sont basées sur la charité.

Valeurs de la Caritas Rwanda  

Dignité des êtres humains;

Solidarité

Service

Subsidiarité et partenariat

Compassion

Espérance

Egalité

Intendance

Objectifs-clés de la Caritas Rwanda

Fournir un soin particulier aux personnes vulnérables sans distinction aucune;

Construire un être humain bien complet ;

Soutenir les contributions des bénéficiaires ;

Promouvoir le partenariat;

Assurer un bon service;

Développer les activités durables.

A BRIEF OVERVIEW

Rwanda was established in 1960 by Catholic Bishops of Rwanda. It was officially recognized as a non-profit organization by the ministerial order nr 499/08 in 1962, and became a non-governmental organization according to the law no 06/2012 of 17/02/2012 governing the management and governance of religion-based institutions in Rwanda. Since 1965, Caritas Rwanda was integrated in an extended Caritas Organization known as, Caritas Internationalis, which is an international confederation of all Caritas organizations in the world. At the moment Caritas Rwanda is operating countrywide through Diocesan Caritas, Parish Caritas, sub-parish and Small Christian Communities’ Caritas.

Caritas Rwanda’s Vision and Mission

The Vision of Caritas Rwanda is to achieve a society that provides human dignity in which every human being was created; the dignity deprived by discrimination, extreme poverty, sickness and injustice. Caritas assist the vulnerable through its socio-welfare activities, health and development initiatives. All these activities are based on Charity.

Caritas Rwanda’s values:  

Human Dignity

Solidarity

Service

Subsidiarity and partnership

Compassion

Hope

Equity

Stewardship

Caritas Rwanda Key objectives

To provide a particular  care to the vulnerable without any discrimination;

To achieve an integral human being ;

To support beneficiaries ‘contribution ;

To promote partnership;

To ensure quality service;

To promote sustainable activities.

 

 

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Mount Kenya University Rwanda in a Visit to Caritas Rwanda USAID GIKURIRO Program in Nyabihu district

USAID Gikuriro Program is an integrated nutrition and WASH program for five years (2015-2020), a USAID Program award to Catholic Relief Services in consortium with the Netherlands Development Organization, SNV. The program aims to promote better nutrition, health and hygiene in communities through improved health and agricultural techniques as well as a variety of behavioral change activities, with the use of village nutrition schools, farmer field learning schools and saving internal and lending communities’ approaches.

On Saturday, 22nd June 2019 Caritas Rwanda, USAID Gikuriro Program hosted a delegation of Mount Kenya University Rwanda lecturers (3) and students in Masters of Public Health (45) and RBC representative. The visit aimed at getting to know how the Program addresses stunting (chronic malnutrition) in the Community and how the Non-Governmental Organizations collaborate with the government institutions to implement nutrition sensitive activities.

Visitors provided balanced diet to children U5 Visitors were welcomed by both the Coordinator of Gikuriro Program and Mulinga Sector in Charge of Social Affairs and were briefed on the program implantation and impact on people’s life.

The delegation was accompanied to Mulinga Sector of Rubare Village, one of 8 Sectors of Gikuriro Program implemented in Nyabihu.  Visited 7 households enrolled in Gikuriro groups shared with participants on adoption of acquired knowledge in Bio Intensive Agriculture and WASH practices promoted by Gikuriro Program. At Rubare Growth Monitoring and Promotion nearby established Farmer Field Learning School demonstration plot, participants were entertained and testimonies were presented by beneficiaries. 

Visitors had the opportunity to share with Gikuriro beneficiaries from Village Nutrition Schools or VNS (2), Saving and Internal Lending Community groups or SILC (2) and Farmer Field Learning Schools or FFLS (2) at Rubare Village. Community Health workers and Parents Lumières conducted the screening of malnutrition for 90 children who shared a balanced diet prepared for the purpose of nutritional education. The VNS members perform activities related to handicraft and sell produce in local markets thanks to the support by the Program. As of the date of the visit, the cumulative saving amount in the two groups was 2,500,000 Frw and members were able to request for a loan amounting 300,000 Frw per member.

The visitors appreciated Gikuriro Program for the positive changes made in people’s lives and contribution to solving poverty and malnutrition in Nyabihu district.

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