Telling the untolds – Stories of Street Children at Root Foundation


Who are we? Who have we been before? And who do we want to become? – every single person in this world has his own story, but only few have the chance to tell it.


We at Root Foundation host about 170 street children weekly, invite them to join our programs and help to guide them on their way to personal success. These children are what Root Foundation consists of and after having restructured our organization in the past two months, we found it was time to tell their stories. Where do all these children come from? How did they grow up? We need to listen carefully if we want to understand their situation and needs, their dreams, hopes, aspirations…

From now on we will publish one child’s story a week based on the impressions we got of their life when visiting them at home and at school. For us, it is important to listen to their stories for many reasons.

One of them is Root Foundation itself – to improve our daily work and optimise our programs we consider asking those who join it for the best way. Secondly, we want to strenghten our Godparent Program to support our children in a more efficient and individual way. But the most important point to us is that we want to offer these children a space to speak, tell us their stories and who they are.

As always, a speaker needs a listener and for this reason we kindly ask you to follow our new series. Be excited about what our children will tell you – the stories of their lifes.


April 26, 2018

Get to know the incredible Fillette who is one of Root Foundations most attending Kids and a great kind and georgous girl!


March 18, 2018


December 31, 2017


November 28, 2017

Our second Story is about Oliva, one of our most present, helpfull and craziest children. Read her Story and get to know Oliva and her Mum...

November 07, 2017

Our first story is about a 15 year old Girl, who already went through a lot of difficulties in her life. We want to present you N., a Girl full of sadness, lust for life and power.

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+250 786 006 709 (Muragwa Bienvenue)

+250 738 257 536 (Leander Heblich)

Root Foundation

Children's Center Batsinda

KG 24 Ave, Kigali, Rwanda

P.O. Box: 1579 Kigali