Thanks to the generous support of our donors, we are pleased announce that Ubaka U Rwanda has bought a plot of land in Kicukiro District, Kigali.

Ubaka U Rwanda’s largest fixed running cost is the rental cost of our centre. Although we did manage to move into larger accommodation last year, space remains limited and the rental market remains expensive and volatile.

Our vision is to secure a permanent home for the boys with the space and security they deserve. We are delighted that we have been able to take the first step towards making this dream a reality.

The plot is just 2 minutes’ walk from a major new road and a few minutes’ walk from our church and schools. The land falls into a new local government area but we are pleased to say that the new local authorities have been hugely supportive and look forward to welcoming our centre to their area. We are very grateful for their support and our ongoing close collaboration with the Government of Rwanda.

“I am happy because you helped us much to get money for land. We’ve been talking about getting land and praying for it for so long I didn’t think it would happen, it is like a dream come true.” Ishimwe (10 years old) during his first visit to the plot pictured above with Armini, Joel and Keza

“I am happy because you helped us much to get money for land. We’ve been talking about getting land and praying for it for so long I didn’t think it would happen, it is like a dream come true.” Ishimwe (10 years old) during his first visit to the plot pictured above with Armini, Joel and Keza

Work now begins on the planning, designing and fundraising for the centre build.

An ambitious project such as this for a charity of our size was never going to happen quickly or without significant work. However, with the continued support of our incredible donors and dedicated work from our internal team we are sure that our vision accomplished. On behalf of the entire Ubaka U Rwanda team and the boys we thank all those that have enabled us to get to this stage.

 

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