Because every child deserves a
home, hope, & opportunity.

A safe, stable home is the foundation of a healthy and happy childhood.

The Rwandan Orphans Project is a US and UK based charity that provides homeless children, vulnerable children, and their families with education support and social care, including rebuilding families and helping children escape life on the street and finding safe places to call home.

We are able to provide these needs through the donations of individuals like you. The ROP relies on the charity of ordinary citizens and the support of our partners to achieve our goal of providing a safe place for children, free from desperation and the dangers of life on the streets, opportunities for youth and guidance and support for vulnerable people of all ages.

Our Approach

The Rwandan Orphans Project provides support to more than 250 vulnerable children and young people.

At the ROP we believe that every child has potential, regardless of their past. We provide their basic needs of food, shelter and security and help them find an environment where they can laugh, play, make friends and most important of all, attend school. Our hard working social workers conduct assessment interviews with children who need help in order to find out all we can about them – where they are from, if they have any living relatives, any health problems and how much schooling, if any, they have completed. This ensures that we can offer the right kind of support they need to change their lives.

Our mission is to provide street children and vulnerable youth with a home, hope, and opportunities. We reconnect families to create stronger Rwandan communities. We support over 200 children who have been reuinited with their families or placed with reliable foster carers. Once they are settled we continue helping them by paying for tuition and school supplies, or anything else depending on the individual need.

Our team of experienced and motivated social workers are in constant contact with our children and their families, ensuring they are well cared for, healthy, happy, and attending school. They also help solve problems in their homes before they become too much for the child or parents to bear, in order to prevent any children from ending up back on the street.

Our Goals

Basic Needs

Help all children access basic needs (food, shelter, counselling, education, healthcare)


Promote safe, nurturing environments where children can thrive (through schooling, extra-curricular activities, counselling, learning life-skills).


Trace families and reunite them, where possible, and encourage our children to be active citizens.


See our children grow to be healthy, happy adults who are self-supporting and free from the cycle of poverty.

Our Values


We assert the dignity and value of our children, communities, staff, donors, and partners.


We encourage an atmosphere of honesty and responsibility for the actions of our children, partners, and staff.


We believe in the value of kindness to transform attitudes and behaviors.


We affirm the worth of intellectual curiosity and imaginative outlets for our children and staff.

How You Can Help

There are several ways you can help the Rwandan Orphans Project to provide care, education and a future to orphans and vulnerable children. You could become a donor to the ROP, you could choose to make a long term commitment to assist us by sponsoring one of our children, or you could donate your time to us by becoming a volunteer. Whichever method of support you choose to provide you can be assured that you are making a big difference to the lives of our children.

Make a Donation

We are able to survive and provide for the welfare and education of Rwanda's vulnerable children only with the help of people like you.

Donating Items

We are always in need of donations to help us provide for our children and to save costs. If you would like to make a donation, here is a list of the things we need the most.

Sponsor a Child

One of the most rewarding ways to become an ROP donor is to make the long term commitment of sponsoring one of our children.

Volunteer With Us

If you are a skilled, committed and dedicated worker who has something to offer the ROP organization or our children in Rwanda, we would love to hear from you.

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