About Paradox Foundation

Overall Objective

Contribute to the promotion of the development of the orphan child, destitute, women victims of sexual violence and those based on gender, in order to reintegrate them into society for their social, moral, cultural and economic development in the areas of health of (BENI, RUTSHURU, NYIRAGONGO, GOMA, KARISIMBI, KIROTSHE, MASISI).

Specific Objective I.

Strengthen the material, technical and organizational capacities for the care of orphaned and most destitute children, aiming at educational promotion and prevention of risks linked to malnutrition in our charity houses.

  • Result 2: 148 children are fed and cared for.
  • Result 3: 17 children are fed, cared for and educated.

Specific Objective II.

Initiate actions and activities aimed at the psychological, social and medical care of girls and women victims of gender-based violence and their socio- economic reintegration.

  • Result 4: 40 women are listened to and psychologically supported.
  • Result 5: 114 unmarried mothers learned crafts, tailoring, aesthetic hairstyling, culinary arts and cleaning.
  • Result 6: 2 village savings and loan associations have been set up.
  • Result 7: 28 literacy sessions for elderly women and unmarried mothers were carried out.
  • Result 8: 4 psycho-social assistants trained in counseling

Specific Objective III.

Engage men and young boys in our fight against gender-based violence and their participation in the silent and anonymous alert system of cases of abuse and gender-based violence in the community.

  • Result 9: 4 men are involved in the fight against gender-based violence.
  • Result 10: 1 silent and anonymous alert system for the prevention of GBV was put in place.
  • Result 11: 2 doctors, a nurse, and a psychologist became volunteers in our cause of the fight against gender-based violence.

Strengthen material, technical, and organizational capacities for the care of orphaned and needy children, aiming at educational promotion and prevention of risks related to malnutrition in our charity houses.

The results obtained to achieve our objectives

Regarding technical capacity building

i.            Kitchen managers are technically reinforced in Infant and Young Child Feeding, gardening techniques, and essential hygiene actions.

Four supervisors in charge of the kitchen were trained on IYCF (Infant and Young Child Feeding), modern gardening techniques (growing vegetables), and essential hygiene actions. Thanks to these pieces of training, the kitchen managers acquired new skills on activities linked to IYCF (promotion of exclusive breastfeeding, promotion of complementary feeding with an emphasis on {4-star foods, promotion.  of women’s nutrition, consulting techniques, IYCF support groups, etc.).

Since the former leaders are already beginning to understand the organization and functioning of the IYCF support group we are trying to set up, we have placed special emphasis on the organization of support groups and cooking demonstrations, which will also be beneficial to other members of the local community neighboring our charity houses.

Regarding gardening, the emphasis was placed on the importance of new techniques compared to old ones and the use of products.  phytosanitary.  We have insisted on the necessary elements that will lead to a better yield and it is among other things the fence for the gardens close to the houses of dwellings and good maintenance of the garden.

To be more responsible and a good example to the community, we

considered having small gardens for each charity house.

ii.           Train psycho-social assistants on consulting and the GBV care system in our charity houses.

Children and girls, as well as most of them, are in our charity houses for them it is an appropriate place for their safety, but at the reception of newcomers, it takes people equipped and empowered to make a good reception and often manage their emotions and their different states of trauma, anxiety, or fear, etc.  That is why we must train and regularly retrain the APS for good care.

And bring together the necessary conditions for the support of volunteer psychologists and doctors who can help us to the capacity of the volunteer psycho-social assistants in our various sites and listening points.

iii.            Support the kitchen with food and the pharmacy with medicines.

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1 AMOXY 500MG 20 10 10
2 BETADINE SOLUTION  J 8 2 2
3 CEPENE 25 5 5
4 CLORAMINE T500MG 10 1 1
5 CYPRO 500MG 15 1 1
6 THREE MINUTES 20 1 1
7 DOLAREN 8 1 1
8 LEOPARD BAUME 8 2 2
9 LOPERAMID 19 3 3
10 MALADOX 7 1 1
11 METRONIDANZOLE 9 2 2
12 MULTITONE 5 1 1
13 OMEPRAZOLE 16 2 2
14 cotton wool 4 1 1
15 PAPAVERINE 14 2 2
16 for 29 6 6
17 CANPHREE POMAD 27 3 3
18 ICHTYOLE POMAD 27 4 4
19 ORS BAG 18 1 1
20 TE NSIOMETER + STETO 6 1 1
21 SP Oath B1 27 5 5

 

22 SP Oath C 6 1 1
23 MALADOX 100 49 49
24 PRINACIDE 10 2 2
25 Band-Aid 4 1 1
26 THERMOTRE 6 3 3
27 NOCIGEL 12 2 2
28 ALBENDAZOLE 12 2 2
29 OMEPPRAZOL 6 1 1
         30BA spear 2 1 1
 

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1 CORN FLOUR 2 BAG 200 10 10
RIC and BAG 180 10 10
3 OIL CAN 48 3 3
4 BEANS BAG / 100KG

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6 1 1
5 TABLE SALT 12 1 1
6 SUGAR BAG 8 1 1
7 MILK POWDER BOX 50 0 0

NB: This forecast required the energy of $ 3024 (Three thousand and twenty-four US dollars) we were able to get by with deadwood and $ 720 in energy.

iv.            29 girls in training in sewing and other craft techniques are reinforced. On the VSLAs (Village Savings and Loans Associations) and on literacy.

While continuing their training in the various trades, we were able to consider doing sessions on VSLAs, when their daughters and wives are skilled in producing something and selling them, we can ensure that the next steps are technical capacities for try to undertake something once they have profits in their trades.  In addition, it turned out to be more than imperative to work on their self-esteem, that is why we have been organizing literacy sessions since the beginning of the year, which will also make it possible in the near future to express themselves and to be open to the world.

v.            Support the various craft training for girls and women in materials and work tools to facilitate their learning.

TOOLS AND MATERIALS DELIVERED TO STRUCTURES

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1 Material Room 45 45 45
2 Poplin Rollers 20 20 20
3 Transfer paper Rollers 20 20 20
4 Boxes 45 45 45
5 Sewing machines Room 23 0 0
6 Pairs of scissors Room 50 6 6
7 Razor blade  Plastic Box 30 2 2
8 Threads Rollers 112 9 9

vi.            Train children’s school payroll officers on advocacy and negotiation skills to cover cases of late payment for children’s school fees.

Three people in charge of paying the children were trained in negotiation and advocacy techniques.  This training has been too essential to help from time to time when there is not yet the means to pay for the children’s education and to avoid seeing them again, which can affect the children’s state of mind and their abilities to follow the courses and especially their success at school.

vii.              17 children benefited from support in uniforms and some classic objects (girls, boys, etc.)  for their formal training and good development in different schools in the city of GOMA).

To allow a child to study well and develop his abilities during his training, he needs to have certain conditions met for his development.  We have collected little to support the education of children by donating some uniforms, classic objects, shoes, and water bottles for the children currently attending school within PARADOX FOUNDATION asbl.

viii.            Support students in uniforms and classic objects

SUPPLIES DELIVERED TO STRUCTURES

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1 Textbooks Dozen 17 17 17
2 Pen and pencils Box 17 17 17
3 Uniforms Room 17 17 17
4 Schoolbags Room 17 0 0
5 Sneakers Pairs 3 0 0

The first month of the year 2021 was characterized by technical advice to the coordination office and the development of the quarterly plan for the implementation of the activities of the various charity houses but also all the field activities and the collection of means that can enable us to achieve our goals.  For the first week of May, two monitoring and evaluation missions were carried out for the deadline from February to May.

An initial assessment was organized, and the results prove that:

  • 10% of our respondents have a home garden,
  • 5% of orphaned children continue with their studies after the death of their parents,
  • 80% of girls who are victims of GBV go to pre-Causses marriages.
  • 95% of gender-based violence is perpetrated by men.
  • Over 90% of girls in distress are abused by those in charge of their foster families or a family member.
  • 60% of child boys end up in drug addiction or armed groups due to lack of
  • More than 60% of people from 3 years of age are neglected and victims of false accusations (witchcraft…).

This activity was carried out in order to fully understand the situation of children but especially girls’ victims of gender-based violence and illicit exploitation in different cities to develop our alert system and consider avenues for effective solutions for this cause.

x.          The charity houses received support with materials and technical sheets for their routine activities.

These are the reporting sheets; registration of volunteers; lists of presence;  printers and some office supplies.

MISCELLANEOUS MATERIALS AND SHEETS GIVEN TO CHARITY HOUSES

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1 Register Room 45 5 5
2 Pen Box 18 2 2
3 Megaphone Room 12 1 1
4 Batteries Pairs 576 4 4
5 T-shirt Room 100 1 1
6 Kepi Room 100 0 0
7 Calico Room 6 2 2
8 Posters Room 100 20 20
9 Reporting form Plug 2500 50 50
10 Printers Room 10 1 1
11 binders Room 28 6 6
12 Ink for printers Room 5 5 5

VII.                    Known constraints by activity.

Retraining of nutrition and kitchen managers on IYCF

This activity was planned to train 20 participants responsible for child nutrition but lack of sufficient means we were forced to do this activity with 4 participants in MUGUNGA.  But after the training, we saw the will to know.

Train psycho-social assistants on consulting and the GBV case management system

For this activity we were only able to train 4 APS; despite the goodwill of our psychologist, we could not bring together the elements required for a training of 90 APS who can help in the health zone of BENI and the house MUGUNGA’s charity, the construction of small listening rooms was necessary but none of them was built due to lack of financial means.

Support the kitchen with food and the pharmacy with drugs. 

After the state of need of those responsible for the kitchen, we should feed 230 children and 30 people from the 3rd age, but for lack of the necessary resources, 34 children were fed and 10 people from 3rd age. But also, the number of times provided for nutrition was 3 times a day, we could only feed once a day.

All children and senior citizens will have to pass general examinations of their state of health; Due to insufficient resources, emergencies have been prioritized only for medical care.

The state of need of the pharmacy was a total forecast for the purchase of drugs for $ 3000, but due to lack of means, the pharmacy was supplied to the tune of $ 509,558.

Support the training of girls in cutting and sewing, crafts and training on VSLAs

The number of girls and women planned for sewing and other craft techniques is considerably reduced due to the lack of constraints related to the training space, materials, the same is true for training on VSLAs and literacy.  The few people planned for these pieces of training were in a positive state of mind and were able to endure the conditions in which they were trained.

Support children for their student training

This year was marked by the Corona Virus disease pandemic, the system for collecting donations, clothing, and uniforms was weakened because of this global crisis. This did not allow us to reach our objectives in terms of children’s education, which is why even of the 153 children currently in need of study and of age, only 17 children were educated for lack of means.

Activities monitoring and evaluation missions

Although we work as a volunteer, we are aware of our commitment to this good cause and to have a clear heart and a good state of mind and good conscience, we are reassured that the material, financial means of good people will that accompany us can serve for this good cause.  Thus, thanks to this we can report to our donors on time, it is the same for the reporting of activities to be carried out and carried out.

We come up against a major problem in our activities which is the problem of means of transport, we are forced to take public transport, and this weakens our intervention in our different areas.