The ORPER (Oeuvre de Reclassement et de Protection des Enfants de la Rue), an organization based in Kinshasa, in the Democratic Republic of Congo and founded by a Catholic priest, is providing aid and a home to street children.
At the center, street children are granted decent meals, which they cook themselves under supervision. They can also play rugby, sing in a chorus, study reading, writing, and arithmetic. Former street orphan, Kapeta Benda Benda, who was taken in at OPRPER when he was young, helps in watching over street children by giving them a roof over their heads.
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