Since its creation, HAGURUKA is committed to defend and protect the rights of children against all forms of violence and abuse; therefore, In partnership with PLAN RWANDA, HAGURUKA NGO is implementing the Operation Day’s Work (ODW) Project in BUGESERA and GATSIBO districts.
The program activity is mainly target youth between 13-19 years with a special focus on girls (all trainings/activities have an equal number of girls and boys).
Children have been trained on child rights
The main objective of the training is to help child to know her/his rights through the International Convention on child rights, Rwandan child protection Law, play a role in child rights protection and transferring the knowledge got from the training to other children through created clubs.
Child rights clubs have been created in different schools
Acquired skills and knowledge have been cascaded the to their peers (children) and parents
In partnership with PLAN RWANDA, HAGURUKA NGO implemented the Project in Bugesera and Gatsibo districts called: “Engaging CSOs and children/youth into advocacy in child protection and participation in Rwanda”.
The overall goal of the project is to empower civil society as well as children and youth to make duty-bearers more accountable in fulfilling the protection and participation rights of children.
The purposes of the project are the following:
Enhanced capacities of children, youth and CSOs to achieve more dialogue and engagement with government to fulfill children/youth rights to protection and participation in Rwanda.
Local Child protection reporting and complaints mechanisms are reinforced within Gatsibo and Bugesera districts and government is supported to reinforce the laws and policies in the country.
Peace building and reconciliation initiatives are integrated in Plan programming.
● Activities done
Training in child participation techniques, communications, CRC, ACWRC, and protection for CSOs, children/youth, local government representatives and Children’s Rights Observatory
Training in project planning, implementation, monitoring and evaluation for HAGURUKA and other 20 members of the CRC and ACWRC coalition/committee
Translate and develop 300 copies in child friendly format the CRC, ACWRC and integrated child policy and disseminate them
Development and dissemination of child-friendly materials in the local language on child participation and protection
Training of media on child rights
Training of youth/child in using mass media and forming youth journalists
Conduct sensitizations campaigns on children protection
Awareness raising of parents and children/youth and communities child protection committees and dissemination of CRC and integrated child development policy
Training of families in child protection issues, measures and mechanisms
Development of a monitoring system to measure the progress and effectiveness of current child protection mechanisms in Gatsibo and Bugesera Districts
Support girls and boys to elect child protection ambassadors at Gatsibo and Bugesera districts to collaborate with the community child protection committees