Streets Ahead Rwanda supports marginalised and vulnerable youth in Rwanda. Our focus is particularly on children who are or have been on the street, helping them back into society again by providing long term support through a child centred approach.
Our work includes promoting high standards of practice in social care, childcare and support, education and vocational training, health, health education, and child protection.
We work in partnership with a community based eastern Rwandan NGO, the Streets Ahead Children’s Centre Association (SACCA), to address the problems of street children. Our partnership involves a close working relationship with SACCA’s management and a central role in programme planning and development.
Our child centred approach helps children and youths to establish how they want to change their lives for a meaningful future. Then with our holistic approach, we ensure they have the support to to help them get there by providing professional social care support, education and a safe nurturing environment.
We work to develop the capacity of our local partner both from the UK and through field visits, in key areas such as infrastructure development, financial management and reporting, programme design and development and monitoring and evaluation. We also run a successful volunteer scheme, which enhances SACCA’s programme in the field through skills sharing and activities for the children.
We look to ensure that in supporting and working with children the following principles are maintained; a child-centred approach; respect for children’s choice; respect for children’s rights and proper standards of child protection; empowering children.
We insist on maintaining the transparency of SAR and its activities from fundraising through to implementation and are registered with the Charity Commission.