Posted on 31 May 2012
Schools in Kayonza district have been given mattresses meant for students supported by FARG, a fund that supports poor 1994 genocide survivors.
Denyse Kayitesi the coordinator of FARG in Kayonza district said that students were given these mattresses when they needed them badly since some of the students didn’t have mattresses at all and those who had them they were very old and in bad shape.
FARG had last given mattresses to students they support in Kayonza district in 2008 and these had already worn out.
Every year, a school gets new students and others leave therefore they are not worried about one of their students lacking mattresses as they the demanded mattresses asked by schools.
These mattresses will ensure a good night’s sleep and independence as some students shared beds because they didn’t have mattresses especially the new students in these students.
They will help students perform well in their academics as a rested mind ensures concentration and hard work as Kayitesi explained.
Posted on 20 February 2012
You are your own judge to know among the children is their elders
Although Rwanda and literally the whole world is fighting for gender balance and women rights, Vestine Kayitesi a mother of triplets and other two children from Munyiginya sector Rwamagana district has nowhere to go.
This follows the man she claims to be the father of her children Daniel Bagaragaza denied to have any relationship with the victim.
Vestine accuses accuses the official of Munyiginya sector for erasing her name from the list of poor people who suppose to receive help by the government for not sharing with them what she is previously offered for by the government.
Kayitesi claims to have bore the triplets to Bagaragaza but he denies because the children are many yet he cannot afford to take care of them.
She is currently being helped by good Samaritans in her neighbourhood village of Nyagahanga.
The executive secretary of Munyiginya sector David Bahumwire says the victim was removed from the list of the vulnerable after being offered money to buy land and she was even given a cow to develop herself but she refuses to work and expects to always be helped which is not possible.
The head of the program that supports the vulnerable in the ministry of local government Justin Gatsinzi said that every year anew selection is made for people who should be supported depending on the economic situation of the person.
However, Vestine insists that she was removed from the list just because she did not share with the authorities at the sector offices. That she is only left with 1000 francs at her SACCO account from the money she was given and she is very worried of her life after spending the 1000 francs.
Kayitesi has five children in total whereby two elder ones were born to the man who passed away whereas the other triplets are for Daniel who refused to support her to raise them.
She wants district officials to solve her problem since lower level leaders are not helping her.