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Rwanda celebrates the Universal Children’s Day while promoting social inclusion in ECD centres

UNICEF Rwanda/2015/video



Residents of Miyove Sector, Gicumbi district in the Northern Province of Rwanda are gathering in the playground of “Groupe Scolaire de Miyove” to watch the long awaited community drama show that is performed by the trained local actors, and Urunana Group, known for its community drama activities nationwide. In an hour’s time, around 5000 people of all ages: children, youth, mothers and fathers, as well as elder people are waiting to see the show, keen to listen to the message of the day, in a fun way. 

Early Childhood Development and Family centre provides opportunity for refugee children to have the best start in life

UNICEF Rwanda/2016/Park



“Let’s stand in line” says Aimable Niyosenga, one of the caregivers to the children at the Early Childhood Development and Family (ECD&F) centre inside the Congolese refugee camp in Mugombwa. This is an everyday morning routine in front of the centre. Over 700 children from age 3 to 6 in the refugee camp are attending the centre enjoying the new facilities complete with furniture, water and sanitation facilities. Thanks to the generous contribution from the Government of Japan.


1000 days communication initiative to fight against child stunting

1000 days communication initiative to fight against child stunting


In an effort to accelerate the elimination of stunting among children, Ministry of Health and UNICEF created a series of posters, booklet, radio spot and videos to educate and inform families and communities. The five pillars of key behaviors are breastfeeding, timely initiation of complementary feeding with balance diet, balanced diet for pregnant women, immunizations and handwashing. 

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