HOPE FOR RWANDASupporting abandoned teen mothers and their babies
ABOUT HOPE FOR RWANDA
An epidemic of teen pregnancies is permeating the population in Rwanda. Vulnerable girls as young as 13 find themselves in this unwarranted circumstance.
They bring shame to the family, are isolated and abandoned. These emotionally damaged adolescents have assumed the awesome responsibility of being mothers when they are still children.
‘Hope for Rwanda’ was founded to address the lack of existing services to support these vulnerable teen mothers. The organization offers an integrated program inclusive of pycho-social counselling, prenatal and parenting skills, legal assistance regarding human and children’s rights, and capacity building for economic livelihood to create a solid foundation on which they can build a happy family life.
These pregnant teens and mothers have found a refuge and support system in a culture that had abandoned them. They now have a community they can trust and depend on.
WHAT WE DO
Our health and psycho-social support program facilitate teen mothers’ access to health care to ensure that they are healthy physically and mentally/emotionally
Legal Aid , Advocacy and
Providing legal assistance to its beneficiaries is one of the main objectives of Hope for Rwanda. As a human rights organization,
Capacity Building and Economic Livelihood
We provide capacity-building in form of vocational trainings, after school coaching for schooling beneficiaries, workshops and training to teen mothers in Rwanda
If I was the parent to the teen that just said, “Mom, I’m pregnant and I want to keep the baby.” things would be different from what I experienced. First reactions to teen parenthood are usually not very positive ones. It could be met with yelling, screaming, crying,...read more