What do we do?

What do we do?

Museke Association

Helping Africa

The Museke association was founded in 2010 with the idea of doing its bit so that Rwandan children can look to the future with a smile on their faces (Museke means smile in Kinyarwanda, the Rwandan official dialect). In order to achieve this, MUSEKE holds many benefits and fund raisers throughout the year to raise funds.

“We are a non-profit making organisation seeking collaboration from those who want to help Rwandan children.

P1140889 We aim to provide food, clothing, canteens, education and hope to the children of this country, concentrating our efforts in the Nemba mountains (Rwanda)..

Museke came about after many years of travel to Africa seeing what the children lack and need. In 2010, through the help of a priest living in the Ruhengeri region in the north of Rwanda, we went to help out in the Nemba Hospital that was founded by Medicus Mundi.

After getting to know the region and the people and after seeing the desperation brought about by the civil war in the 1990s in which 800.000 people died and scores of children left orphaned, we decided upon direct action to help the local children and provide them with food and schooling.

Museke is currently helping to feed 240 children who live in abstract poverty. Many of these being orphaned or sick with HIV. A typical meal of rice, beans and vegetables is, for many, their only meal of the day.

For the children to be in Museke, they have to be in School. In the beginning, the children were with us until the age of 14. Now, we have gone one step further and are able to send them to a private school so that they can continue with some form of professional training given that sadly very few can go to university. They are now with us until they reach 18. Museke also funds higher and university education.

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We have other projects on the go and others planned for when we have the money to finance them.

We are aware that what we offer these children is a drop in the ocean when compared to the needs we have seen in Africa but, we’ve got to start small and think big in order to achieve our aims.

Quoting Sophocles we think:
“To be doing good deeds is man’s most glorious task”.”

 

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