Global Initiatives: In Africa

Orphans of the Rwanda Genocide
Orphans of the Rwanda Genocide

Since the 1994 Genocide thousands of kids have been stranded, with no family, no house, no livestock to sell. These kids are the future of a unified Rwanda and a model to young adults throughout the world.

  • LAFC's Partnership
    • LAFC has partnered with the Rwanda Project and donated 200 soccer balls. These balls have been sent to Solace Ministry in Kigali, which is a non-profit organization committed to assisting orphans and widows.
    • The two hundred balls will be distributed to a broad range of organizations: schools, community organizations, and non-profit groups that are working with survivors of the genocide.
  • More Information
    • Since the 1994 Genocide thousands of kids have been stranded, with no family, no house, no livestock to sell. These kids are the future of a unified Rwanda and a model to young adults throughout the world.
    • In August 2000, a group of orphan survivors established AOCM. Since then, the organization has grown to represent 1,600 heads of households and the 3-4 people who live in each household, on average.
    • Their goals are to seek to create a spirit of solidarity among orphans who are heads of households. To find solutions to the problems of their members, including meeting educational, household and medical needs. To support their members in finding and creating employment and to educate their members about the genocide, its causes, and the politics of denial.