The Dina Center in Goma

The Dina Center in Goma was the first to be built by the foundation. In 2002 the foundation’s founder, Rune Edvardsen, had two year old Dina placed in his arms. Her mother was in great despair, telling him how Dina had been raped. Rune asked his friends to help and in the fall of 2003 this center for the girls that had been raped was completed.

The girls living at this center are two years or older. This is their home and they also receive healthcare and get an education. The majority of these girls are victims of rape and the brutalities of war.

In the years following the incident where Rune and his friends gave money for Dina to be treated in a hospital, hundreds of girls in similar situations have been given a fresh start.