Project information

Raising the Roof & Access to Higher Education

We are currently building a home for our street kids & have made great progress, but need to secure money for the roof (the next stage we have no funding for) we also need to secure enough funding to send our boys to higher education

July 2016 - February 2017

Charity information: Ubaka U Rwanda

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  • Need


    Our charity works exclusively with street children and vulnerable youth. The most obvious need of street children is a safe place to live in, their care needs taken care of and access to education. This project is combining the next stage of the building of a home for them which is owned by the charity rather than renting a private residence with the necessary financing to grant access to higher education.


    The two largest strains on our charity's finances are rent and our children's annual school fees. For the past few years we have been building a large home for them which will not only increase the sustainability of the project but cutting one of our largest annual costs out entirely but will provide them with better living conditions in a purpose built environment. This will enable us as an organisation to fund placing those sitting GCSEs and A levels into better (more expensive) schooling.

  • Aims

    Aim 1

    To build the roof for the building project.


    » Raise the required amount of funding

    We will provide photos of the completed roof

    Aim 2

    To provide financing for street children to access education and higher education.


    » Raise the required amount of funding

    We can provide copies of bank transcripts to schools and receipts from schools.

  • Impact


    The most long term change is happy, healthy fully rehabilitated former street children being active participants of the local community, in full-time gainful employment as a result of access to higher education that we have provided. That they will be able to fully take care of themselves and never have to return to homelessness, like those who have already graduated from our program.


    The risk regarding the build would be to not secure enough funding. We have minimalised the risk by having a clear,staged building project. We do not commence the next part until funding for completion of that stage has been secured, it also gives donors confidence to see the work already completed & to have clear funding goals. Regarding education, there is always the possibility of some dropping out or running into difficulties. This is why we provide a loving, supportive home environment.


    We maintain a presence on social media for most frequent updating but we also send out email newsletters and communicate with donors directly via email and skype.

  • Budget

    Budget - Project Cost: £20,250

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      Amount Heading Description
      £8,000 Roofing The cost of the roof
      £1,550 primary school primary school fees, materials etc
      £3,500 secondary school fees secondary school fees, 7 for GCSEs & 8 for A Levels
      £5,700 school materials text books, matresses, uniforms etc
      £1,500 transport bus tickets to schools (annual)

    Current Funding / Pledges

    Source Amount
    Brighton Marathon Fundraiser £2,000 Guaranteed
    Undeclared Gift Aid £3,000 Guaranteed
  • Background


    Nyamirambo, Kigali, Rwanda


    Primarily the local street children, but also their families after reconciliation has occurred where possible. The local community and police force as they no longer have to deal with the crime, anti-social behaviour and substance abuse that comes with most street children but instead have positive members of the community contributing to the benefit of society

  • Why Us?

    Why Us?

    The charity was build around a local outreach project started by a local former street child and reformed gang leader, his personal experiences places him in a unique postion to help the children through rehabilitation. His wife is a qualified psychologist and the two of them live with the children 24/7. This provides the youth with the stability and constant care they require for successful rehabilitation

    Read more about the Charity running this project.


    Evode Usabyamahoro

    Centre Manager and President of local NGO. He oversees the day to day running of the centre including finances.

    Rebecca Usabyamahoro

    Assists in the day to day running, provides educational support and maintains contact/admin for UK and US registered charities


Will complete the roof for the building project