While the ROP relies mostly on the charity of individuals and small groups of supporters around the world, we also receive much needed help from a handful of local and international organizations. We thanks these partners for the ongoing commitment to our program and our children.
Metamorfose AS is an organization based in Oslo, Norway that works to promote clean and healthy cooking in the developing world. Metamorfose helped the ROP construct a new, clean and efficient kitchen which has not only reduced the amount of time and wood used to prepare food, but also is much safer for the ROPs cooking staff. They also support our social work program, our agriculture sustainability project and have provided specialized training workshops for the ROP caregivers.
Jackie Chan Dragon's Heart Europe
Jackie Chan founded The Dragon's Heart Foundation in 2005 to help children and the elderly in remote areas of China. In February 2011, JC Dragon’s Heart Europe (a European branch of the charity) was setup to support charities in Europe and Africa. In August 2011, JC Dragon's Heart Europe teamed up with the Rwandan Orphans Project.
Cricket Without Boundaries is a UK charity that promotes HIV and AIDS awareness to youth while also promoting the sport of cricket in Rwanda. CWB has been a great supporter of the ROP, visiting our children each time they come to Rwanda and generously donating lots of school supplies, clothes and other great items to our program.
Bread and Water for Africa - UK
Bread and Water for Africa UK has been fighting poverty, relieving hunger and increasing access to healthcare and education in some of the world's poorest countries. They have generously granted the ROP funds to pay two of our primary school teachers as well as funds for our care-taking staff who look after the children's welfare day to day.
Wings of Support
Wings of Support is a charity composed of staff from KLM Airlines. They have been a very generous donor of clothing, school supplies and other material needs. They have also funded renovations of one of our dormitories and have provided funding for storage boxes that our children use to keep their personal possessions stored in.