Supervised Independent Living for Care Leavers in Rwanda

UNICEF, Changing the Way We Care

This case study examines the transition of Patrick from residential care to being supported to live independently through a programme of supervised independent living for young people. This programme aims to ease the transition from residential care to living independently in the community and is part of the broader Tubarerere Mu Muryango Programme (Let’s Raise Children in Family) care reform programme in Rwanda.

It provides young people aged 16 and above, leaving residential care with a package of support while they adjust to their new lives. Assistance is tailored to meet individual needs, and can include help with accommodation, schooling, and employment, as well as learning basic life skills such as cooking, financial management, and how to access health care services.

This document has been produced as part of the regional learning platform on care in Eastern and Southern Africa. The platform and its corresponding documentation were planned and conceptualised by UNICEF Eastern and Southern African Regional Office (ESARO) and Changing the Way We CareSM (CTWWC). 


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