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Championing children in the midst of chaos

LVLE runs regular training events to equip church and community leaders to safeguard children’s rights.

Goma is a city still beset by insecurity. Forty per cent of the city was destroyed by lava from a volcanic eruption in 2002, and Goma hosted almost 1 million refugees during the Rwandan genocide.

In the midst of this upheaval and deprivation, Laissez Vivre les Enfants (Let Children Live, known as LVLE) is at work. Rev Jean-Paul Aruna and his team champion God’s heart for children, encouraging schools and churches to draw up and implement child protection policies and to set up discussion groups to support children and parents. Slowly, attitudes towards children are changing. Goma is becoming a place where young lives can flourish.

LVLE is also beginning to develop work with street-living children in Goma, providing consistent and sustained support to a group of 30 youngsters. Their aim is to get the children off the streets and back into families.

Rev Jean-Paul tells us: ‘For me, working with children and supporting them is my passion. I thank God for the opportunity to do this!’

How your money will be used

Your donation will go towards direct support for street-living children, and training in child protection for schools and churches.