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UNICEF Deputy Executive Director of Programmes Omar Abdi visits Rwanda

UNICEF Rwanda/2018



When I was a child, I also learned in a rural school like this one. My mother could not read or help me with my homework. But she found other ways to help me. She would sit next to me and burn wood so that the mosquitoes would not bite me while I studied.”

Parents at G.S. Rurenge school in Rwanda listened earnestly to Mr. Omar Abdi, UNICEF Deputy Executive Director of Programmes, while he spoke to them about the importance of education and how they could support their children.

The unmatched joy of fatherhood

UNICEF Rwanda/2018

Fathers. They are often seen as the embodiment of wisdom, leading by example, imparting wisdom on their children on how to navigate the journey of life. The relationship between a father and his infant child is invaluable, and as the child grows through adolescence to adulthood, lessons from the father help shape the child shape to understand their own experiences.

Uwizeye cherishes his two-year-old daughter, Anita. Each morning, Uwizeye brings Anita to a UNICEF-supported early childhood development centre on the tea plantation where he works. While Uwizeye works on the plantation, Anita plays with other children under the supervision of trained caregivers.

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