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MOUCECORE programs of what we do and why we do it.
The CCT program is MOUCECORE’S main program and it aims to achieve social, spiritual and economic transformation through the mobilization of local churches and communities.
Church and Community Transformation projects aim to empower local church and community members to assess their problems and opportunities and take decisions for durable and sustainable solutions. The main objective of CCT-programs is to obtain social, spiritual and economic transformation through local church and community mobilization.
CCT is the first priority and the MOUCECORE’s main program, all its other programs are built on the bases of CCTCCT-programs address the following problems: poverty at household (low production, low income, inadequate sanitation services etc.) and mostly a lack of skills (mostly in agriculture) and knowledge. Through empowering the members of the community, CCT helps people to find the root cause of their problems and find sustainable solutions to them. Most of our CCT programs go through 3 phases:
Phase 1: Mobilizing, envisioning and empowering the local church
Phase 2: Mobilizing, envisioning and empowering the local community
Phase3: Facilitating church and community development work plans implementation.
In order to create sustainable and durable solutions, community members are encouraged to raise and use locally available resources to solve their problems. CTT is about a mindset change so that people will start working for transformation in their communities.
The counselling program is mainly about eradicating drug abuse in Rwanda, since it is the root cause of many problems in Rwandan society.
The counselling program of MOUCECORE mainly focuses on drug related issues. The eradication of the drugs is the main goal of this branch of action. The majority of the problems in schools, in families and in society are drug related. The programs that fight against drug abuse are divided into 3 levels:
- The first level is the campaign against drug use: a campaign that fights for the complete eradication of drugs in Rwanda and sensitizes the population to the issue.
- The second level is the actual counselling of the victims of drug abuse.
- The third level is the implementation of a project whose aim it is to reintegrate drug user into society and into their families. This project would be in collaboration with many other actors of social change.
Our Water, Sanitation and Hygiene (WASH) program is about providing communities with a safe and clean access to water and proper hygiene and sanitation services.
Water, Sanitation and Hygiene are the second main focus of MOUCECORE’s programs since 2007. Access to safe and clean water, promote proper hygiene and sanitation behavior and latrine access some of the areas that the WASH-projects focus on. These projects aim to provide safe and clean access to water for as many households as possible, promote hygiene and sanitation at a local community level, and train teachers and students in hygiene and sanitation.
The objectives of the current WASH project (in partnership with Blood:Water Mission) are:
- Increase and sustain access to safe water through the construction of two water pipelines with four water points that serve 400 new households.
- Promote improved hygiene and sanitation at four schools by promotion of handwashing station, safe bathrooms for girls and hygiene training.
MOUCECORE implements its WASH projects in collaboration with the community members, the local churches, the local governments and the local health and education institutions. In schools, teachers are being trained on proper hygiene and sanitation standards, handwashing stations are being constructed as well as separate bathrooms for girls, so that they can attend school whilst on their period and still have access to safe and clean hygiene and sanitation services.
Environmental protection is amongst our priorities because we want to create sustainable and durable solutions for our future generations.
The protection of the environment is one of the main objectives of MOUCECORE. This particular branch especially concerns Rwanda’s farming population, the national economy is reliant in subsistence agriculture, which makes up one third of the GDP (in 2012) and 80% of total employment. The main goal of the programs is to increase the understanding of the importance of environmental protection and the negative impacts of climate change.
The programs aim to improve the economic wellbeing and environmental sustainability of rural communities.
The members of local communities are organized in cooperatives or Self-Help Groups (SHGs), in order to create durable and sustainable action. Some of the activities of the programs include:
- Awareness creation
- Capacity building of community members through cooperatives and Self-Help Groups (SHGs)
- Promoting good environmental protection and management practices
- Promoting energy efficient cook stoves for a sustainable utilization of forest resources
- Community tree planting and the promotion of afforestation and reforestation.
MOUCECORE’S agriculture programs aims to help farmers increase their production and income resources by teaching them the proper methods and farming techniques and promoting the use of jersey cows
In this branch of action, MOUCECORE focuses its projects specifically on banana plantation. Bananas are the only crop that farmers can produce the whole year round without using chemical fertilizers. By focusing on banana production, the farmers will be able to produce all year round, on the base of organic farming.The objectives of the projects will be to improve the quantity and quality of banana production.
According to United Nations Office on Drug and Crime (UNODC), around 200 million people take drugs at least once a year. Of these, 25 million are regarded as drug dependents. Every year 200,000 people die from drug-related illnesses. Young people are more susceptible to drug use.
In Rwanda, a recent study conducted by the Ministry of Youth in collaboration with KHI shows that 52.5% of the youth with age between 14 and 35 years old had consumed one or more substances at least once in their lifetime.
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