Rwanga Foundation Supports Erbil’s Orphanage Through ‘You Are Not Alone’ Project
Erbil, KRI (August 29, 2022) – Rwanga Foundation has designed and implemented several activities to support Erbil’s orphanage on different administrative, educational, health, and recreational levels as part of the ‘You Are Not Alone’ project.
The project included developing the capabilities of Erbil’s orphanage on several levels, including improving the administrative level of the orphanage, developing the skills of the social workers assigned by the government and others who were employed by Rwanga Foundation through providing training courses to raise their knowledge and performance in case management, preparing weekly and monthly plans for the children.
An application was also designed according to the requirements of the orphanage. The application provides weekly and monthly reports for the social workers, a special field for managing the children’s cases, monitoring the status of the teachers, and setting educational activities for children and employees according to a plan designed by Rwanga Foundation in coordination with the governmental authorities.
The main activities that were conducted during the last six months were:
Rwanga Foundation in coordination with a group of volunteers also organized a summer recreational activity outside the orphanage, the activities included an English language course and a taekwondo course. The children successfully completed both courses.
In another part of the summer activities, the volunteers of the Rwanga Foundation taught the children how to draw, craft, do ballet dancing, write stories, play music, and many other activities.
At the end of the summer course, Rwanga Foundation team organized a small ceremony that included some activities such as showcasing drawings, painting, and handmade crafts made by the children, as well as playing musical instruments and singing shows. The volunteers who worked with the children during the summer course received an appreciation letter.
The project is one of the initiatives of the Rwanga Foundation in 2022 in cooperation with the General Directorate of Welfare and Social Development of the Ministry of Labor and Social Affairs in Erbil to establish the rehabilitation system of the Erbil orphanage. The project started on Feb 20th and ends on Aug 18th, 2022. Due to its success, it’s planned to extend the project for another six months.