Compassion International

SHYIRA DIOCESE COMPASSION PROJECTS

E.A.R Shyira Diocese Compassion Projects Coordinator

Rev Niyongabo Charles

EAR Diocese of SHYIRA normally counts 19 Projects supported by Compassion International. Those projects are found in 9 Archdeaconries which make this Diocese. The main functions of those projects are from compassion International. As it is found on its platform, Compassion International is a Christian child development organization dedicated to releasing children from poverty. The ministry to children is twofold which means that they work through local churches to provide child development programs to deliver children from

Economic

Physical

Social

Spiritual poverty

Enabling them to become responsible, fulfilled Christian adults. And they speak out for children in poverty – informing, motivating and equipping others to become advocates for children.

Children Support by Compassion Project

EAR SHYIRA Diocese is among the Denominations which work with Compassion International. As they share the mission of eradicating both poverty of the heart and the poverty of the body. In 19 Projects found in this Diocese, 4944 Children from different poor families are supported. They count 78 employees where 28 are men and 50 are women. They are working in 4 Districts. That is to say MUSANZE, BURERA, GAKENKE and NYABIHU Districts. We focus on the following aspects for serving our beneficiaries:

Cognitive

Physical

Spiritual

Social Emotional

Compassion Saving Groups

Let’s mention some achievements:

Families affected by Flooding and Natural Hazards
  1. In Musanze Gakenke and Burera Districts, three projects of SHYIRA Diocese have become Center of Excellence. Other Projects might come to learn from them. And new programs are tried in those Projects. They are by name RW0736 EAR GAKENKE, RW0737 EAR JOMBA and RW0822 EAR KARUGANDA
  2. We have two survival programs at RW0736 GAKENKE and RW0822 KARUGANDA; Compassion Survival was launched in 2003 and is Compassion’s earliest intervention within the ministry’s holistic child development model to combat global infant and maternal mortality rates and promote early childhood development. The program helps when risk is highest-during pregnancy and the first year of life.
  3. Developmental Projects have started in all those Projects. That’s to say Agricultural and Breeding, tailoring, Knitting, Hairdressing, Carpentry, and so on.
  4. In all 19 Projects found in DIOCESE as it is said, they support 4944 ; 29 children are in different universities, and 1378 are in secondary, 1719 in Primary, 1250 in nursery and 324 in TVET. It is for a great importance to have such number in Diocese who are being educated and helped in those projects.
  5. It started a mutual fund of all employees working in those projects.
  6. Needy families got shelter and animal husbandry.
  7. All caregivers have been gathered in in 248 associations
  8. Many beneficiaries born again and accept Jesus Christ as their savior.

PLANNED ACTIVITIES

  1. To keep in advocating for vulnerable families and children.
  2. To make advocacy for parishes which need new projects
  3. Amelioration of the functioning of mutual fund of employees
  4. Keep in preparing caregivers to help themselves by giving them trainings on developmental projects.
  5. To train children and encouraging them to join Vocational schools (TVET) so that they can create their own jobs.