Chance for Childhood

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Chance for Childhood

Chance for Childhood is both a Rwanda and UK registered INGO. Our mission is to work in partnership with local communities to enable every child to stand up for themselves and realise their right to protection and education.

Chance for Childhood currently works in 7 countries in Sub-Saharan Africa: DR Congo, Ghana, Kenya, Mozambique, Rwanda, Uganda and Zambia. We have been working in East Africa for over 20 years. We boast a number of multi-disciplinary teams amongst our partners in Uganda, Rwanda and Kenya and we face an expanding project portfolio which focuses specifically on Inclusive Education and Justice for Children, and are beginning to explore our added value in filling inclusive education and justice services for children living in refugee camps and displaced settings.

Our current programme portfolio in Rwanda involves education, protection and inclusion, with a particular focus on children and young people with hearing and communication impairments. In 2017, we completed our 4-year inclusive education project that supported children with special learning needs by training teachers to provide inclusive education as well as piloting a scheme of classroom-based learning support assistants – the only approach of its kind in Rwanda. We continue to work in communities to reduce stigma and improve attitudes towards children and young people with disabilities. In 2018, we are launching our inclusive Early Childhood Development project.

Registration Number: 011/RGB/17

Website address: www.chanceforchildhood.org

Physical Address (including the Directions to find Country Office): KG 11 Ave, #95 Kimironko, Kigali (Sharing an office space with Haguruka NGO). Take main road to Kimironko Market from Remera, continue past the market on the right. Follow the sign towards Kimironko and find ‘Haguruka NGO’ on the left, beside ‘Facebook Pub’.

Began work in Rwanda in year: Working through local partners since 2008 and officially registered as an INGO in Rwanda since 2017.

Website address:  www.chanceforchildhood.org

Physical Address: Kimironko, Kigali (sharing an office with Haguruka NGO)

Organization Leadership:

Areas of Operations:

Active in Gakenke, Musanze and Nyabihu

  • Inclusive Education for Children with Disabilities
  • Justice and Protection
  • Early Childhood Development
  • Teacher and Parent Training
  • Community sensitisation
  • Income Generation
  • Advocacy
  • Capacity Building
  • Policy Development
  • Construction
  • School leadership and management
  • Orphans and vulnerable students
  • Access to education