Help a Child

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Organisation Description

Help a Child (HaC) is a Christian, international development organization, founded in 1968 in the Netherlands. HaC provides a future for children in need, their family, and their entire community. By empowering vulnerable communities we help them to change their own living conditions and opportunities in a sustainable way. We work together with various Dutch, international and local partners. HaC Rwanda works across three districts (Bugesera, Rwamagana, and Rusizi) and supports local NGO partners to carry out holistic, community-based interventions. Our interventions are clustered in 5 result areas:

  1. Early childhood development
  2. Basic education
  3. Skills training for youth employment
  4. Community resilience building
  5. Economic development through value chain investment.

Apart from interventions at community level, HaC is also involved in implementing activities at national level aimed at building capacity and strengthening systems related to early childhood development and youth employment. Specifically in the education sector, we implemented a DFID funded Innovations for Education project on Active Learning Methods between 2013-2015. Additionally, from 2016 to date, we have supported the University Rwanda College Education and REB to develop competency based curriculum (CBC) for Teacher Training Colleges (TTC), to align with the CBC recently introduced in primary schools.

Website Address: www.helpachild.org

Physical Address:   KG 5 Ave No. 82, Kacyiru, Kigali

Mailing/Postal address:   PO Box 6611, Kigali – Rwanda

Main Contact e-mail: info@hacrwanda.org

Directions to find Country Office:  When facing the US embassy at the roundabout, turn left and slope down the hill passing Gasabo District office. Take the 2nd left turn onto KG 5 Ave. Our office is ~100 meters down the road on the left side with a sign outside.

Began Work in Rwanda in year: HaC started working with Rwandan Partner Organizations in 2008 with official Registration in Rwanda since 2012

RGB Registration Number:      Reg. 203/DGI&E/12

Leadership of Organisation                                                                                                          

               Jean Claude NSHIMIYIMANA

Role: Country Program Director                                                                            E-mail:  jean.claude.nshimiyimana@hacrwanda.org                                          Cellphone: +250 788 308 773

              Emily GILKINSON

Role: Program Manager ECD                                                                              E-mail:  emily.gilkinson@hacrwanda.org                                                  Cellphone: +250 787 613 104

             Ezekiel RUKEMA

Role: Program Manager Youth & Work                                                                E-mail:   Ezekiel.Rukema@hacrwanda.org                                                          Cellphone: +250 788 345 361

              Jean Marie Vianney  HABIYAREMYE

Role: Finance & Administration Officer                                                                E-mail:  Jean.Marie.Vianney@hacrwanda.org                                                      Cellphone:  +250 788 466 168

Educational Activities at District Level: 

  • Access to Education
  • Children with disability
  • Children’s Rights
  • Construction
  • Early Childhood Education/ Development
  • Parent/ Community Involvement in Education
  • Parenting/ Community Education
  • Resources and Equipment
  • Teacher CPD
  • TVET
  • Youth Empowerment

Districts Covered:  Bugesera, Rwamagana,  Rusizi and Nyamasheke .

Educational Activities at National Level

  • Advocacy
  • Capacity Building
  • Curriculum Development
  • Youth Empowerment