Child Safeguarding Statement

Jesuit Urumuri Centre: Centre for Research and Social Action believes all children regardless of
age, gender, disability or ethnic origin have a right to be protected from all forms of harm,
abuse, neglect and exploitation. We are committed to the protection of all children under 18, in
line with the Committee of the Rights of the Child, the monitoring body for the UN Convention
on the Rights of the Child, which has encouraged States to review the age of majority if it is set
below 18.

We expect all our personnel to respect the age of the child as any person below 18 years. We
will do everything we reasonably can to protect children and prevent harm towards them.
It is the responsibility of all our personnel to raise any concerns to the Child Safeguarding
Officer (CSO) or Deputy CSO. It is the responsibility of all managers to ensure the delivery of this

Any concerns of abuse should be made to the CSO or Deputy CSO. In cases of emergency,
where a child appears to be at immediate and serious risk the civil local authorities should be
contacted immediately.


  1. Designated  Child Safeguarding Officer
    Name: Reverend Ernest Ngiyembere
    Email: /
    Address: Centre Christus PO Box 6009 Kigali- Rwanda
  2. Deputy Designated Child Safeguarding Officer
    Name: Mr. Rugaba Jean Julien
    Tel: +250 789309427
    Address: Kigali – Gasabo District – Rwanda
  3. Statutory Authorities
    Name of Body/Office: Director, Jesuit Urumuri Centre
    Tel: +250 782386226
    Location: 180 KG 6 St; PO Box 6479 Kigali – Rwanda