“To see reformed and active street kids integrated into normal community development initiatives and organizational development programs”
The Street Kids project was initiated by a LNU Intern; Magne Christian Sturoed, who pitied so many idle and drug addicted street boys in Mburabuturo and Karugira localities in Kigali, City of Rwanda. He then decided to start a sports program for them, and football training twice a week was a routine, from November 2009. And with the support of the organization, street kids were reached and fetched from their destinations and engaged into an Educative Sports Program in Kigali. The street kids are on streets, with no housing, and lack of proper guidance, clothing and lack of good food as a result of 1994 Genocide that left many orphans and in poverty situations. They are involved easily into the sports and education program through football, which they like.
HIV/AIDS, Drug abuse, Sexual Reproductive Health, Life Skills and Leadership Skills are part of the education components through sports that they are engaged in.
Currently there a total of 63 Street Kids aged between 8 to 30 years in Gikondo, Karugira and Nyamirambo.