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Cablegate: Summary of G/Tip Small Grants Project Outcomes

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P 111003Z DEC 07
FM AMEMBASSY KIGALI
TO SECSTATE WASHDC PRIORITY 4966

UNCLAS KIGALI 001115

SIPDIS

SIPDIS

DEPARTMENT FOR G/TIP: AMY LEMAR, MARK FORSTROM

E.O. 12958: N/A
TAGS: PREL PGOV RW
SUBJECT: SUMMARY OF G/TIP SMALL GRANTS PROJECT OUTCOMES

REF: SECSTATE 206165 05

1. (U) Embassy Kigali welcomed the opportunity to use FY 2005
Economic Support Funds (ESF) for anti-trafficking in persons
projects, and submits the following summary of project
outcomes. (Note: Final narrative project reports have been
submitted to G/TIP via e-mail. End note.)

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International Rescue Committee
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2. (U) The International Rescue Committee used ESF to support
a local NGO, the Street Ahead Children's Center Association
(SACCA) to implement community reintegration activities for
street children, and pilot a community-based prevention and
response family/child separation project. The project's
primary objective was to provide support to five existing
residential centers for vulnerable children, to set up a
third center for vulnerable girls, and to support related
outreach, reintegration and independent living programs.
This was successfully achieved, with existing centers
receiving support and a new center for girls being built. At
the start of the project, 89 children were identified for
reintegration, 80 of whom were successfully reintegrated into
their families or taken into residential care. During the
project, several other children were identified and
successfully reintegrated. The second objective of the
project was to implement two "prevention of separation"
projects in rural communities and to develop linkages with
community groups, civil society and local government to
address the problem of street children. This phase was also
generally successful. Prevention committees composed of
community members, community-based social workers, and
children were formed in the two targeted areas and members
were trained by the SACCA prevention team. They then worked
to identify vulnerable children and families and provide them
with assistance. An income-generating project was developed
to sustain prevention activities. The project was not able
to develop a sustained prevention mechanism linking
prevention committees and local and provincial governments,
but did assist families and youth and began to establish
connections between groups.


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Sharing Rwanda
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3. (U) The local NGO Sharing Rwanda received ESF for its
project, "Combating Human Trafficking Through Sensitization
and Capacity Building for Victims and the Community." The
project had two objectives - prevention of trafficking
through sensitization and education of citizens, and
counseling and capacity building for trafficking victims -
and was focused in the Gikondo sector of Kigali. The first
objective was achieved through the collection of data on 150
former child prostitutes and the creation and broadcast of 12
radio programs focusing on trafficking-related topics. The
second objective was met through the provision of counseling
for the 150 children over eight months, and through training
programs for the youth in the production of various goods, in
agricultural techniques, and nutrition. The children set up
an income-generating project making and selling soap.
Sharing Rwanda monitored, evaluated, and reported on these
activities throughout the duration of the program, and the
outcome was positive. The 150 former child prostitutes and
their 17 children are being reintegrated into the community.
The life skills they have developed and the income they earn
from their business have reduced their vulnerability to
falling back into prostitution.

ARIETTI

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