SFR is a Non-Governmental Organization that has extensively implemented one of its Child Headed Household project funded by THE HUMAN HELP NETWORK in Rusizi and Nyamasheke Districts. From July 15th-19th 2019, a team headed by SFR’s Executive Director, annually conduct mid-term review meetings in Rusizi and Nyamasheke Districts and the review focuses on how continued Quality Services to Child Headed Households in Rusizi and Nyamasheke Districts can be maintained.
A good number of local leaders and administrators ranging from Sector to District that included Executive Secretaries and Vice Mayors from both areas where invited to discuss on some of the challenges encountered and also raise ideas on how SFR can effectively implement this project in future.
The purpose of these review meeting is to assess the project performance and progress to establish the distance travelled and direction taken in implementing the project; the extent to which the project is achieving its goals and objectives and producing expected outcomes/impacts on targeted beneficiaries in SFR’s areas of operation.
Following the mid-term review and positive participation and constructive discussions had, the operation is now presented with several opportunities to build on ongoing engagement with the community in Rusizi and Nyamasheke District Sectors, revise the operation and move forward in implementation with a focus on livelihoods support and social protection in a broad-spectrum.
However, group discussion where also formed that suggested several recommendations on how quality implementation can be maintained. In-terms of strong advocacy, SFR appreciated its collaboration with the District administration but also called for a better partnership in the context of improving the benefitiaries’ lives in Rusizi and Nyamasheke Districts.
“We acknowledge all the basic support like providing land to CHH beneficiaries in-case we demand for it, but also complete follow-up on these beneficiaries shouldn’t be left-out for Strive Foundation Rwanda only but also community leaders”, The Director said.
He also added, that the geographical location of some scattered CHH families has also at-times hindered the quality services to some of SFR’s beneficiaries and therefore there is need to focus on a few cells with nearby families instead of multiple dispersed t ones that require increased expenditures to reach-out to.