Refugee parents praise new ECD centres
March 2012: Gihembe Refugee Camp is situated near Byumba town in the Northern Province of Rwanda, some 60 km from the capital Kigali. More than 20,000 Congolese refugees live in a small camp area established back in 1997.
Parents and teachers working together to improve learning in Rwanda
October 2011 - Newly created Parent-Teacher Associations at certain schools in Rwanda are beginning to show results in terms of school management and pupil learning outcomes.
Empowering earthquake affected communities
October 2011 - It was just after 9am on a Sunday morning three years ago that a devastating earthquake ripped through two of Rwanda’s south-westerly districts, injuring 464 and killing 29, most of whom were praying in church at the time.
The Challenges Facing Children with Disabilities in Rwanda
August 2011 - Five years ago, students with disabilities at Murama Child Friendly School, in Rwanda’s southern Bugasera district, felt isolated from their classmates, unable to participate in even a simple game of hide-and-seek or football.
Life Skills Clubs in Rwandan school promote universal values and leadership skills
July 2011 - Twice a week, students at the Murama Child Friendly School in Rwanda’s Bugesera district, participate in Life Skills Clubs, learning and discussing topics that are difficult to broach in their homes...
Child-friendly Schools that are Teacher-friendly too
February 2011: It is now exactly seven years since Rubingo Primary School was transformed into a centre of learning excellence.
A stimulating beginning
February 2011 - Every day, children under the age of five are dropped by their parents at Nyange Early Childhood Centre in Musanze, about two hours out of Kigali, Rwanda’s capital, to play, sing, interact and eat a rich bowl of porridge.
Head of Jica visits earthquake hit region to see rehabilitation efforts
November 2010 - A few weeks ago, a team comprising of a Japanese delegation, UNICEF officials and local leaders from Rusizi district in Western Rwanda visited several sites where rehabilitation work is underway following a deadly earthquake that hit the a
Rays of hope emerge after a deadly earthquake in Rwanda
August 2010 - It’s exactly 2 and a half years since a series of earthquakes struck Rwanda in the two districts of Rusizi and Nyamasheke but despite the great damage that was incurred, remarkable achievements have been made in restoring the victims’ hope.
The "World Cup in my village" that I will forever miss
July 2010 - As each of us joined the rest of Africans in hosting the last game of the world’s most treasured tournament in South Africa, an ideal analysis proves that beyond the trophy which they (Africans) failed to win on their own ground...