Our data informs shape of intervention
In the baseline conducted on 100 families, we found out that 80 % of families live in their houses but are in deplorable conditions. 80% of the parents do not visit their children at school. 90 % of children have reported to lack school materials seriously.
The work of Hope of Family captured the University of Rwanda's attention interest and carried out another research to better understand the role of parental involvement and hindrances associated with this; Dr CyprienTabaro and Jeanne D'Arc Uwamahoro took the lead.
Their findings proved why the Hope of Family intervention in that rural community. In addition, their results prove why essential to swiftly challenge the traditional model of education investment that hauntingly ignores the family environment. After publishing their findings in the International Journal of Contemporary Applied Researches, the University of Rwanda administration recommended that Rwanda's Ministry of Education to use Hope of Family model to counter the roots of persistent issues of school-drop out rate and other family-related challenges that ruin our education system. Click here http://www.ijcar.net/assets/pdf/Vol7-No2-February2020/4.-Parental-involvement-in-childrens-education-in-Rwanda-A-case-study-of-vulnerable-families-from-Shyogwe-Sector-in-Muhanga-District.pdf to read this whole academic paper (Parental involvement in children's Education in Rwanda: A case study of vulnerable families from Shyogwe Sector in Muhanga District
Where We work
Hope of Family operates in Muhanga district, one of the eight districts comprising the southern province. It is subdivided into 12 sectors, sixty 63 cells, and 331 villages (Imidugudu). The District covers an area of 648 km2 (250 sq mi). According to the 2012 Population census, Muhanga has a total population of 319,965 with a high density of 490/km2 (1,300/sq mi). Hope of Family is headquartered in the Shyogwe sector that has 14% of the population and is one of the most populated sectors of Muhanga. Muhanga district is confronting a wide range of socio-economic issues.