Nkundabana Initiative Scale-Up Project

18-year-old Alexis became the head of household after his mother died. Alexis takes care of his five brothers and sisters, and receives assistance from an Nkundabana mentor. © 2008 Audra Melton/CARE
18-year-old Alexis became the head of household after his mother died. Alexis takes care of his five brothers and sisters, and receives assistance from an Nkundabana mentor. © 2008 Audra Melton/CARE

Expanding the Nkundabana Model to More Rwandan Communities

Overview:

The Nkundabana Initiative Scale-Up (NISU) Project aims to scale-up the Nkundabana Model so that a larger population of OVC in Rwandans can have access to mentoring and mentors. As a major part of the scale-up initiative, CARE Rwanda seeks to connect local NGOs, through support, training, and guidance, with the communities and those who are mentoring and need mentorship. By guiding NGOs at the beginning, CARE Rwanda hopes to strengthen these NGOs enough so that they can work on they can implement the Nkundabana Model on their own in the future. 

Objectives:

In order to reach more OVC in need, the NISU project's purpose is to initiate activities that strengthen the Nkundabana Model such as the following:

  • Accompany selected NGOs as they launch the Nkundabana Model in the community
  • Support the Income Generating Activities for Nkundabana
  • Train selected NGOs in psycho-social principles and skills 
  • Accompany NGOs as they train Nkundabana in psycho-social principles and skills
  • Train selected NGOs in clinical supervision
  • Hold twice-yearly knowledge-sharing events with NGOs
  • Accompany NGOs as they conduct clinical supervision for Nkundabana

Documentation:

For further information, please see the attached document of the NISU Interim Narrative Report. Other resources include the NIPS Project and the Nkundabana Community Mentorship Toolkit

 

Project Achievements

A total of 167 Nkundabana mentors from three NGOs out of 265 Nkundabana have been reached with clinical and psychological supervision. As part of the implementation, some of the following activities have been created:

  • Accompany NGOs as they train Nkundabana in psycho-social skills and principles
  • Supporting the Income Generating Activities for Nkundabana
  • Accompany NGOs as they conduct clinical supervision of Nkundabana
  • Gender Specific Response for OVC initiative

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Project Info

  • Start Date: 2008 January
  • Donor: Municipality of Vienna
  • Program: Orphans and Vulnerable Children Program
  • District: Kigali - Kicukiro , Musanze , Nyabihu, Nyamagabe, Rulindo , Rwamagana
  • Number of beneficiaries: 300 Nkundabana and 1,000 OVC
  • Partners: AEE, Local Authorities, ASOFERWA

Models

Models used:

  • Nkundabana Model