Rwandan Women Association in Sweden (RWAS) has committed to continued support to centers for Children With Disabilities (CWD), Centre de Jeunes et Enfants at Gahanga, Kicukiro District.
Centre de Jeunes et Enfants Handicapés is a Nun’s charity organization that takes in their care 39 disabled children especially those suffering from different malfunctions such as joint deformation, hydrocephalus, autism, cerebral paris, hydrocephalic among others.
RWAS was created in 2009 in Sweeden and decided to give their support to the center after the visit of the association’s chairperson Rosemary Mukankusi and her husband Christer Höglund in December 2016 when on holiday in Kigali.
Rosemary immediately after visiting the center sent a message to RWAS members requesting for contribution for these children’s Christmas presents.
Within 24 hours these ladies and their friends managed to contribute for food, bed sheets, blankets and other items worth more than one half a million Rwanda francs.
"RWAS is an association of love for one another and supportive in all ways and always" Mukankusi describes the organisation.
In the RWAS’ Annual General meeting last year, the association decided to continue giving donations twice a year (June or July and December).
Rosemary’s and Christer’s Swedish friends have also joined this noble deed.
In April 2017 when Christer came back to Kigali for Easter Holidays they alone (Swedish friends) donated for rice, washing soaps, sugar among others to the center.
This Summer, RWAS and their Swedish friends donated more than Rwf1million to the centre.
The donations were presented to the center by Rosemary, Christer and some of the RWAS members who were in Kigali for holidays.
The donations comprised of wheelchairs, food, saucepans, drinking mugs, spoons, plates among others.
They also presented cash to buy medicines, one month salary for the physiotherapist and other items the Center needs.