PROJECT:   INTEGRATED JOINT ACTIONS TO ERADICATE  DRUGS ABUSE,  SEXUAL AND  DOMESTIC VIOLENCE IN GICUMBI DISTRICT OF NORTHERN PROVINCE

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I.SUMMARY

 Thematic Area (2) Activities to strengthen Family Cohesion, Child Protection,

anti-SGBV & Child Abuse:

Project Title INTEGRATED JOINT ACTIONS FOR FIGHTING  DRUGS ABUSE,  SEXUAL AND  DOMESTIC VIOLENCE IN GICUMBI DISTRICT OF NORTHERN PROVINCE
Name of Civil Society Organisation CEPEA (COMMUNAUTE EVANGELIQUE DE PENTECOTE DE L’ESPOIR ET DE L’AMOUR)
Geographic coverage of the project: 21 Administrative Sectors of Gicumbi District
Duration of the project 12 months
Project Budget REQUESTED AMOUNT: 25,000,000 Rwf
OWN RESSOURCES: 9,338,000 Rwf
 

Beneficiaries

DIRECT MALES FEMALES TOTAL  

 

 

 

 

Soft approach 1,000 1,000 2,000
Capacity building 500 500 1,000
Economic empowerment 500 500 1,000
Referrals 500 500 1,000
S/TOTAL 2,500 2,500 5,000
INDIRECT
Mass open area campaign 10,000 10,000 20,000
Contact details of focal point

of CSO

Pastor NGWABIJE Sylvestre

Tel: 0788746317email: sylvestrengwabije@gmail.com

Address  KIGALI – KIMISAGARA
  1. BACKGROUND SITUATION ANALYSIS 

In order to harmonize activities of fighting drugs abuse, sexual and Domestic violence in Gicumbi District,  a joint actions task force has been set up involving all intervening parties involved in this activities, coordinated by Pastor NGWABIJE Sylvestre, Legal Representative of CEPEA Church (COMMUNAUTE EVANGELIQUE DE PENTECOTE DE L’ESPOIR ET DE L’AMOUR)                                                           Up to date, different activities have been carried out by different intervening parties, such us Community Mobilizations and awareness by the religious Leaders, drugs sellers and users tracking by security organs, clubs anti Kanyanga in 7 sectors bordering Uganda where drugs pass in the country. During those activities, the following  challenges were noted that need to be took into consideration; those are:

  1. The factories producing drugs being close to the borders, which facilitate their introduction into the country,
  2. The network between the drugs producers and sellers so that when drugs are apprehended, they are compensated with new supply to redeem the lost ones in order to go on with their illegal business.
  3. The refugee camp of Gihembe being a strong deposit of drugs, children and youth addicted by drugs and sorting to prostitution at young age, especially children and teenagers girls.
  4. The corruption among authorities at grass root and night community patrols that are being bribed by drugs transporters (ABAREMBETSI) to ease them their products passage and
  5. The proliferation of strong beverages that are cheap and  not prohibited by the law though considered as drugs, such as Sky Waragi, Kitoko, Kik waragi, Vodka, Real gin, African gin, ibidahanure, to mention but few. 
  • PROBLEM ANALYSIS AND NEEDS ASSESSMENT

Abuse of  drugs and  substances is one of the most  disturbing security  related problems  globally , and has been a significant worldwide public security  concern for many years in Rwanda in general, and in Gicumbi in particular.

The impact of drugs substance use, dependence and abuse in community  is alarming  terms of what it can lead to, including  illegal activities like physical injury, sexual and Gender Based Violence in families and  poor academic performance in young children  and teenagers.

The table bellow shows the crimes committed from January to December 2016, and it was obvious that most of them came out from the use of drugs and substances abuse

DRUGS RELATED CRIMES STATISTICS: GICUMBI 2016  (JANUARY-DECEMBER)

No. CRIMES JAN FEB MAR APR MAY JUNE JULY AUG SEP OCT NOV DEC TOT     TOT
1 DRUGS 26 26 23 18 20 18 25 27 25 31 33 37 309   309
2 BODY HARM AND INJURIES 15 15 17 29 18 15 18 20 21 27 22 19 236   236
3 WOMEN AND CHILDERN RAPTURE 10 24 13 18 20 18 10 13 12 12 15 16 181   181
4 THIEF 11 10 8 12 11 7 9 8 13 7 11 8 115   115
5 MURDER 2 3 6 4 8 7 5 5 6 7 53   53
6 DOMESYIC VIOLENCE 4 3 5 4 4 2 3 4 3 2 34   34
       
 
TOTAL 66 80 66 84 79 62 70 77 79 86 90 89 928      

 Source:  Rwanda National Police, Jan.2017 

It is obvious that abuse of drugs and illicit alcohol are considered to be the root causes of most violent crimes, especially sexual rapture and  gender-based violence.                                                                                            In Gicumbi District,  the most used drug KANYANGA and it’s similar kinds of beverages  are fabricated, used and illegaly  imported  from  the neighboring country Uganda and  has  found a booming market in Rwanda, given that they are   relatively affordable, with some going for as little as Rwf 250 a litter.

Thus, the  use of such drugs presents one of the most pressing current crime problems and human rights violation and domestic violence as well as sexual abuse causes.

To face this problem , the high priority    given to tackling the problem is reflected by the joint action to put together resources  by religious leaders, local authorities and security forces  and other agencies.

The  Key Objectives for the joint action task force  is to eradicate drugs and associated crimes. In order to develop effective drug strategies, it is important that forces involved to eradicate  them   joint their efforts instead of working separately.

According to statistics from Kigali Health Institute, more than half the youth in the country (14-35)  have consumed one or more kinds of drugs.

Problems of individual addiction are compounded in communities by:

  • Availability & range of drug use including alcohol beverages still dangerous but not yet prohibited by the law
  • Visibility/ public drug dealing in common shops and cabarets.
  • Familiarity/normality   of drug use & the ease to acces them, and conditions in which drugs are available
  • Social nuisance/community spaces being used for drug dealing and channels organization of drugs sellers.
  • Community safety / intimidation of the local community who try to denounce drugs users.
  • Community pride/image/social networks disintegrating, especially street children with no appropriate  education and victims to drugs addioction.
  • Lack of resources and mechanism to respond positively from drugs healing.

Therefore,   the whole community  constantly must  come up with measures to break the supply chain and rehabilitate the former  addicted people.

In community mobilization and open areas awareness, communities, children  and parents  will be called to keep close watch over their neighboring (IJISHO RY’UMUTURANYI)  making sure they are not lured into consumption of substances that risk destroying their future.

  1. THE THEMATIC AREA AND THE ACTIVITIES PLANNED 

This project if focused on  the following thematic area:

Activities to strengthen Family Cohesion, Child Protection, anti-SGBV & Child Abuse.

Activities  are planned as follow:

  1. Orientation meeting at District level

A one day orientation meeting will be held at District level and will convene the joint task force composed by 15 persons, those are:

CEPEA Legal Representative (Coordinator): 1,  Catholic Church priest ( Secretary): 1,  ADEPR Church pastor :(1),  Anglican Church: EAR (1),  Love and Hope Ministry: (1),  Dir.  DJAF:  (1) ,  Dir. Good Governance (1)

  • Youth (1),  National Police (1), Rwanda Defense Force: RDF  (1),  DASO (1),  Private Sector Federation: PSF (1),  Medias (3)

They will design a road map for community mobilization and mass open area awareness  at Zones level.

They will a M & E (Monitoring and Evaluation)  Tool and review the tasks attribution to each party.

  1. Community campaign and mass open air awareness:

In order to gether many people and deliver the message to them, crusades shall be organized in sectors grouped in 5 zones according to their geographical position and accessibility as follow:

NUMBER NAME SECTORS
I BYUMBA Miyove, Nyankenke, Byumba, Kageyo, Rukomo, Mutete.
II CYUMBA Cyumba, Rubaya, Manyagiro
III RUTARE Rutare, Nyamiyaga, Muko (1/2), Giti, Bukure, Rwamiko
IV MULINDI Kaniga, Rushaki, Mukarange, Shangasha
V RUVUNE Ruvune, Bwisige, Muko (1/2)

 

  • During the crusade, choirs from different churches will deliver their message of behavior change in their songs, a famous singer at national level will also be invited.
  • Different persons will deliver their message such as a gospel preacher, the District Mayor, the DPC….
  • T estimony from one of the former drugs  users or sellers of drugs who have abandoned the bad habit and recover the normal life as good example to follow.
  • The event shall be promoted by medias such as Radio ISHINGIRO which is partner of this initiative, RBA (Rwanda Radio and Television) and other medias who will be willing to join as in this campaign.
  1. Drugs tracking and soft approach at sector and cell level:
  • The joint task force at sector level is composed by 189 persons, that is 9 persons per sector as follow:

  Ex.sec (1), PSF (1), Rwanda Youth Voliunter in Community Policing (1), Women council (1), Police(1), DASO(1), Inkeragutabara(1),  Clubs anti Kany. (1), Interdenomination (1) : (9X21=189).

  • The joint task force at cell level is composed by 436 persons, those are  4 persons  from  Clubs anti Kanyanga (4 X 109 = 436 )
  • The joint task force at village level: 2 persons per village from clubs anti kanyanga (2X630 = 1,260)

They will conduct activities related at drugs tracking and soft approach in their respective field of action, identify drugs users, sellers and victims of related violence.

A counseling cessions will be dispensed according to each case

After the population at all level shall be sensitized about the bad effects of drugs, each one will be invited to track and report wherever he/she would see the drugs. Those who will be selling or using will be softly approached and advised to leave the drugs and start new businesses for those who will be selling them.

  1. Victims, users and sellers  rehabilitation

Victims are described as those who were addicted by drugs and  those who are victims of violence related to them and will comprise the following components:

  1. Capacity building: Training on entrepreneurship, project management and cooperative administration and organization.
  2. Economic empowerment: Putting in place a revolving fund as starting capital loan for Incomes generating activities
  3. Referrals: Link those with own economic abilities with financial facilities such as BDF, KORAWIGIRE… To start new businesses, and the poorest ones to community assistance like VUP, GIRINKA…. 
  1. HOW WILL CROSS CUTTING ISSUES BE INTEGRATED.
  1. Gender Equality:
  • Regarding the projects objectives, activities of this project are aiming are eradicating all sources of domestic violence and sexual abuse from which women and girls are most victims, and drugs use being the cause number one.
  • Regarding the staffing structure, women and girls are among the personnel of the project.
  1. Human Rights Based Approach:

As stated above, the drugs are the main source of human rights violation, and activities of this  project will emphasize the principle of participation in tracking drugs and all source of domestic violence and sexual abuse and the rule of law.

  1. Environment and Climate Change:

This project will contribute to eradicate the introduction of plastic sachets and bags, because all illicit beverages  are contained in plastic materials that are known to be harmful to the environment and prohibited in the country.

  1. THE TARGET GROUPS AND FINAL BENEFICIARIES 

All activities are aiming at reaching all people and sensitize them about the bad effects of drugs that are main source of almost all crimes, especially sexual and domestic violence.

The project will form and train a joint task force composed by 1900 persons at the gender balance rate of 50 % , the mass open awareness campaign will reach 20,000 people, the soft approach will reach 2,000 persons and the victims rehabilitation will reach 3,000 people. 

THE PROJECT MANAGEMENT STRUCTURE AND DIVISION OF LABOR AND RESPONSIBILITIES OF ALL STAKEHOLDERS INVOLVED 

Stake holder Attribution &Description
CEPEA Legal Representative Coordination of the Anti-drugs Joint forces
CEPEA Project officer Collecting, consolidation and reporting all activities from different stakeholders
CEPEA Finance manager Conduct the book records  keeping of all  financial supporting documents  related to  all expenses
RELIGIOUS Leaders Community mobilization and soft approach in their communities
Gicumbi District Community mobilization Referrals and advocacy for activities  continuity and sustainability
National Police,  RDF & DASO Activities related to drugs tracking and destruction
Private sector Federation  Soft approach to drugs sellers, training and entrepreneurship and cooperative management
Voluntaries Anti-drugs clubs Soft approach, drugs tracking and information to security services and other stakeholders.

 

  1. SUSTAINABILITY OF RESULTS 

This project will be a starting point of activities that will be maintened after the 12 months period of duration.

The Gicumbi district and all stake holders agreed  to do advocacy towards their partners in order to ensure the lasting and the multiplication of project results.

The revolving fund for the starting capital for incomes generating activities will be deposited in organized and recognized community tontines “IBIMINA” to allow former drugs users and sellers to join the financial groups and benefit from loans for their incomes generating activities, and the anti-drugs joint task force will look ways forward to find   finance resources to maintain it.

  1. THE OPERATIONAL AND FINANCIAL CAPACITY OF OUR ORGANIZATION 
  1. Experience in project management:

From 2005, LOVE AND HOPE BUGINGO Ministries combined Chuch activities of preaching the gospel and social assistance and community welfare activities .

Thus we applied for the Global Fund and from 2008 to 2013 as CODRBC/ABIZERANYE, and  we selected as  recipient to the projects aiming at fighting HIV/AIDS in Kayonza and \Gatsibo Districts. In  5 years, we managed more than 400,000,000 Rwf allocated to poverty alleviation  and all internal and external audit reports confirmed our financial management true and fair.

In 2010, the former program DCDP/MINALOC gave us a grant of 20,000,000 Rwf to carry out activities of training and mobilization on MDGS I and \vision 2020.

From 2012, when the law related to Religious Based Organizations was separated with the law related to Non governmental organizations, the Love and Hope Pentecostal Evangelical Community (Communaute Evangelique de Pentecotede l’Espoir et de l’Amour: CEPEA) was separated from the NGO  LOVE AND HOPE BUGINGO, and both are headed by  Pastor NGWABIJE Sylvestre as the same Legal Representative. 

  1. Overall management capacity

CEPEA has experienced staff who worked in the above mentioned projects, and the office  equipment that were used are still in place and in good conditions. 

  1. The financing of our organization and the evolution of financial resources during last five years.

As started above, in the last 5 years, CEPEA was emerged with CODRBC-ABIZERANYE and as  a new religious  organization, it has the h provisional registration certificate from RGB , and up to now it has good standing relationship with financial institutions   as stated by the  certificate of account holder delivered by the Bank Populaire of Rwanda.

Budget Template (in RWF)
General Cateory of Unit Number Unit Quarter Quarter Quarter Quarter TOTAL
expenditures of units Value 1 2 3 4
PERSONNEL  
Project Manager Per month 3 120,000 360,000 360,000 360,000 360,000 1,440,000
Field Coordinator Moth 3 60,000 180,000 180,000 180,000 180,000 720,000
Finance Manager 3 60,000 180,000 180,000 180,000 180,000 720,000
S/TOTAL A       720,000 720,000 720,000 720,000 2,880,000
COMMUNITY MOBILIZATION AND MASS OPEN AIR AWARENESS  
Consultative meeting at District Level (15 persons)  
Preparation of power point presentations on drugs, sexual and domestic violence persons 4 20,000 80,000 0 0 0 80,000
Conference room rental Days 2 60,000 120,000 0 0 0 120,000
Refreshment water Pc 30 300 9,000 0 0 0 9,000
Lunch persons 15 5,000 75,000 0 0 0 75,000
Projector hirering Days 2 15,000 30,000 0 0 0 30,000
Reporting persons 4 10,000 40,000 0 0 0 40,000
Campaign at zone level (5 zones x 4,000 persons) 2 days/zone  
Preparation  Meeting with  Pastors : 5/sector persons 105 5,000 525,000 0 0 0 525,000
Exec Committee Meeting:  4persons per zone persons 20 20,000 400,000 0 0 0 400,000
Stage Pc 5 300,000 1,500,000 0 0 0 1,500,000
Singers persons 10 100,000 1,000,000 0 0 0 1,000,000
Banner Pc 6 80,000 480,000 0 0 0 480,000
Radio Gingo 12 60,000 720,000 0 0 0 720,000
Mobile Sound+ car  for promotion Days 5 200,000 1,000,000 0 0 0 1,000,000
Posters & Flyers pc 10,000 100 1,000,000 0 0 0 1,000,000
U Tshirts Pcs 500 3,000 1,500,000 0 0 0 1,500,000
Lacost T shirts Pcs 80 10,000 800,000 0 0 0 800,000
 Sound hirering Days 5 300,000 1,500,000 0 0 0 1,500,000
2 Tent & 200 Chairs (2 days) Sets 5 200,000 1,000,000 0 0 0 1,000,000
Communication committee persons 15 5,000 75,000 0 0 0 75,000
 Coordination Expenses persons 8 20,000 160,000 0 0 0 160,000
Reporting persons 4 20,000 80,000 0 0 0 80,000
PACKMING AND UN PACKING MATERIALS FF 10 20,000 200,000 0 0 0 200,000
WATER FOR GUESTS pc 1,000 300 300,000 0 0 0 300,000
NIGHT SECURITY persons 20 4,000 80,000 0 0 0 80,000
UNFORESEEN FF 5 50,000 250,000 0 0 0 250,000
S/TOTAL B 12,924,000 0 0 0 12,924,000
DRUGS TRACKING AND SOFT APPROACH  
 Workshop  for sector task force  
Conference room rental Days 21 20,000 420,000 0 0 0 420,000
Refreshment water Pcs 200 300 60,000 0 0 0 60,000
Facilitators pers/day 42 20,000 840,000 0 0 0 840,000
Hand book Pcs 200 2,000 400,000 0 0 0 400,000
Note books Pcs 200 200 40,000 0 0 0 40,000
Pens Pcs 200 100 20,000 0 0 0 20,000
Lunch persons 200 5,000 1,000,000 0 0 0 1,000,000
Communication persons 189 5,000 945,000 0 0 0 945,000
Reporting persons 2 10,000 20,000 0 0 0 20,000
Training for  task force at cell level (436 persons)  
Facilitators Pers/day 48 10,000 480,000 0 0 0 480,000
Refreshment water Pcs 200 300 60,000 0 0 0 60,000
Hand book Pcs 200 2,000 400,000 0 0 0 400,000
Note books Pcs 200 200 40,000 0 0 0 40,000
Pens Pcs 200 100 20,000 0 0 0 20,000
Lunch persons 200 5,000 1,000,000 0 0 0 1,000,000
Communication persons 189 5,000 945,000 0 0 0 945,000
Reporting persons 2 10,000 20,000 0 0 0 20,000
Collecte of information, Domestic Violence Early warning and refferals 0
Elaborate a map of drugs supply across the District Pers/day 4 50,000 200,000 0 0 0 200,000
Collection of information and Data base  of drugs sellers, users, families at high risk of domestic violence, visit  and counseling Month 3 100,000 300,000 300,000 300,000 300,000 1,200,000
Drugs checking and apprehension Month 42 20,000 840,000 420,000 420,000 420,000 2,100,000
 Awards for brst performers  FF 5 100,000 500,000 500,000 500,000 500,000 2,000,000
S/TOTAL C       8,550,000 1,220,000 1,220,000 1,220,000 12,210,000
FORMER DRUGS USERS AND SELLERS REHABILITATION   (20 per zone per quarter)  
Training on entrepreneurship, project  management and cooperative administration and organization at Zone level: 4 days/zone  
Training  room rental Days 20 20,000 400,000 0 0 0 400,000
Refreshment water Pers 120 300 36,000 0 0 0 36,000
Hand books Pcs 120 3,000 360,000 0 0 0 360,000
Note books Pcs 120 200 24,000 0 0 0 24,000
Pens Pcs 120 200 24,000 0 0 0 24,000
Lunch Pers 120 4,000 480,000 0 0 0 480,000
Transport Pers 100 5,000 500,000 0 0 0 500,000
 Starting capital as a revolving fund forincomes generating activities projects  as  mutual tontines loans (IBIMINA) per zone FF 1 2,000,000 2,000,000 1,000,000 1,000,000 1,000,000 5,000,000
S/TOTAL D       3,824,000 1,000,000 1,000,000 1,000,000 6,824,000
TOTAL PROJECT BUDGET       26,018,000 2,940,000 2,940,000 2,940,000 34,838,000

 

N.B: YOU CAN CARRY OUT THIS PROJECT WITH OR WITHOUT OUR PARTICIPATION, ALL WE WISH IS YOUR GOOD SUCCESS.

 

Pst.NGWABIJE Sylvestre

Phone: +250788746317

 

 

 

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