Esther’s Aid for Needy and Abandoned is a 501©(3) Christian-based, non-profit organization. We were established in 1999 in New Rochelle, NY and in 2000 we planted our roots in Kigali, Rwanda. Esther’s Aid inspires hope by providing free life changing skills through its vocational training and education programs to impoverished youth and women who have been abused and exploited. Every year students enroll into our programs which includes Culinary Arts, Catering & Hospitality, Business Management & Entrepreneurship, Computer Training, Sewing, and Home Accessory Designs. Students are placed on three month internship programs upon completing the 12 month course and receive certificate at graduation.
We work in partnership and in collaborations with international, national and local organizations/institutions. Our vision and efforts are in line with Rwanda Vision 2020, an Economic Development and Poverty Reduction Strategy.
Esther’s Aid Rwanda is building a Multipurpose Campus in Kigali, the “Village of Peace” that will house all existing education & training activities. We are registered in the state of New York and depend entirely on tax deductible contributions from individuals, foundations and corporations.