Isano Organization is a local non-profit organization which strengthens and empowers local communities to protect children facing the gravest drogue through social, educational and business programs. Our programs protect vulnerable children and young people and equip them with the skills, knowledge and capacity, means for a better life through education and psycho-social support in order to become active agents of change within their own communities. The Isano Organization provides family support group, parent/teen groups, parent education programs and other services that aim to prevent the use of drogue among children and reintegrate them in their families. The organization believes that by reaching teenagers on the street can help them to go back in their familiesin peaceful ways.
ISANO Organization (I.O) was created by youth in 2011, and is legally operating in Rwanda I.O is in accord with the law No 04/2012 of 17/02/2012 on registered number: No236/RGB/NGO/LP/06/2018 that governs the functioning of the National NGOs in Rwanda Governance Board (RGB). The idea of creating ISANO Organization was the result of our history and the Genocide against Tutsi in 1994. Now days vulnerable and street Children run away or are forced to leave homes where they suffer poverty, violence, abuse, neglect, etc... They find themselves living on the streets and use of drogues because there is nowhere else to go and nobody to turn to. We work to reach children as soon as they arrive on the streets and intervene before an abuser can.
Our work stated in Kigali where Vulnerable children alone are frequently regarded by society as a nuisance that must be tolerated - a 'problem' rather than vulnerable children who desperately need help and support. Many are treated as criminals and locked up with adults, where they are subjected to further violence and sexual abuse.
The Law N. 54/2011 relating to the Rights and Protection of the Child was signed by His Excellency Paul Kagame, The President of the Republic, on 14th December 2011. The law identifies the rights and responsibilities of families, children, NGOs and the Government regarding the rights and protection of children. It provides for a system of alternative care including kinship care, foster care, and adoption and provides for family supports to prevent unnecessary out of home placementSee more