News of Rwanda (Kigali)

1 August 2012

Rwanda: Police and Army Build Houses for Orphans

As a way of ensuring the welfare of Rwandans particularly the most vulnerable ones, Rwanda National Police in partnership with Rwanda defense Forces, Rubavu District authorities and Unit club, on Wednesday built twenty houses for orphans.

The house project is set to accommodate 63 orphans from Noel orphanage. Founded by Monsieur Alloys Bigirumwami, Noel de Nyundo orphanage opened its doors back in 1954. It currently accommodates and cares for about 553 orphans.

According to the orphanage source, 63 out of the 553 orphans don't have families and still some of them say they have no idea of their family background.

One of the officials from the orphanage said that, the 63 orphans who are set to benefit from the project have attained the age of eighteen.

Chief Superintendent JB Seminega, the western Regional Police Commander, commended other partners for joining security organs in the activity of helping the vulnerable children have good houses.

Referring it to as a benevolent activity, Seminega observed that, such examples should be emulated by residents in other areas of the country.

He reminded that orphans have the same rights just like anyone else. "We have therefore to get close to them and support them," Seminega said.

Other speakers at the event also lauded the collective activity towards welfare of the needy children. They (speakers) pointed out to a need for such home grown solution approach to be embraced by citizens even in other areas of the country.

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