Sunday 31st May at 6.30pm with Geoff Lane from the ministry Rwanda Restored.
“Rwanda Restored was established by Geoff Lane, a retired HR manager, in 2006. After working in India with street children for 3 years, he visited Rwanda in 1999 and saw a country trying to get back on its feet after the genocide. Many widows were being forced into prostitution in order to provide food and housing for their children and there were many children desperate to go to school. Various projects were established before the charity was formed and these included upgrading and expanding two primary schools, building a handicraft centre to employ widows and orphans, and sponsoring children to attend secondary school.
Our main objective is to help provide a bright future for Rwanda children, many of whom have been orphaned, by providing them with an opportunity to attend school. We also ensure that these children have basic accommodation either with their family or within a boarding school, food and clothes.
In addition, we also aim to support the parents of these children, many of whom are widows because of HIV, AIDS and the genocide of 1994. Our aim is to steer them into a safer and productive life by encouraging and supporting local trade in gift items such as cards, embroidery and other handicrafts.”