MOUCECORE 'S PROJECTS
BANANA FARMING PROJECT
In partnership with US TOGETHER, refugees in Mugombwa camp, as well as residents of Kansi Sector in Gisagara district, have been supported to work with local communities and bring about social-economic development through modern banana farming.
The project teaches both group (vulnerable refugees and Local Communities how to farm Bananasin a better way to maximize Banana field.
Beneficiaries from Mugombwa
the beneficiary is supported in reinforcing voluntary savings and Loan programs (VSLS) Mental health, cooperation Management awareness, and farming safety.
US TOGETHER with it few local Local NGOs Partners in Rwanda (MOUCECORE, BARAKABAHO, CECYDAR, and DUTERIMBERE) have four main programs to Implement in Rwanda are: Agriculture, Hand Craft, Mental health, and Cultural exchanges.
Church and Community Transformation (CCT) project aims to achieve social, spiritual and economic transformation through the mobilization of local churches and communities.
MOUCECORE mobilizes local churches were committed church members come together to form STGs (Solidarity Transformation Groups). After they are organized, they are trained by MOUCECORE to spearhead the transformation process among the local communities.
STGs are pillars for; peace-building, reconciliation as well as community based development.
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 project also supports churches and communities through trainings, Self Help Groups creation, Agriculture and M&E.
CCT is the first priority and the MOUCECORE’s main program. All its other programs are built on the bases of CCT programs addressing the following problems: poverty at household (low production, low income, inadequate sanitation services etc.) and mostly lack of skills and knowledge (mostly in agriculture). 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.
CCT is about a mindset change so that people will start working for transformation in their communities.
Water, Sanitation and Hygiene (WASH) project 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 PROJECT
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.
Child Wholistic Development (CWD) aim to mobilize, educate and change positively the mindset of the population towards child protection.
MOUCECORE believe in protecting all children against any form of abuse. Through its experience in this exercise, five key abuse cases were identified to be main challenges for Rwandan community and children in particular. These are: teenage pregnancy, alcohol and drug use, school dropout, child negligence and child labor. In addressing these issues through Child Wholistic Development (CWD) project, MOUCECORE engage key players in this fight including duty holders having obligations under the child rights cycle for respect, protection and fulfilment of child rights and rights holders who are children themselves.
DRUG ERADiCATION PROJECT
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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