Since 1995, COPORWA has supported children from the Potters Community. Now we have 700 students who have completed secondary school, 70 students who have graduated from University, and 200 individuals who have completed vocational training in partnership with the Government of Rwanda. However, over 50% of adults in the Potter Community are illiterate.
In 2009, COPORWA conducted a research study on Gender Based Violence in Nyaruguru District. The findings display a high rate of GBV among Potter women, a high rate of dropping out of school, and a high rate of early marriage and pregnancy. Based on the recommendations of this research, NPA funded a project which worked to end GBV which started in 2012. Under this project, COPORWA has raised awareness on GBV issues, worked to prevent and respond to GBV, and has reported and solved various cases of GBV in the southern province in Nyaruguru District. COPORWA has also created IHANIRO to prevent early marriage, early pregnancy, cases of drop outs, and drug use among youth.
Since 2012, COPORWA has conducted many sessions on improving the health of Potters and their standard of living. Additionally, we have carried out many dialogues to raise awareness on reproductive health.
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