Shakira and UNICEF call for leaders to join the early childhood revolution
22 September 2015 – UNICEF Goodwill Ambassador Shakira today urged global leaders to invest heavily in early childhood development in the wake of new science that is creating a revolutionary shift in our understanding of the lasting effects of deprivation
New Early Childhood Development centre welcomes over 706 children at Mogombwa camp
7 July 2015 - Today 706 children at the Mugombwa refugee camp in Gisagara District, the Southern Province of Rwanda are moving from the five temporary tents to the new Early Childhood Development (ECD) centre.
Learning through Play: Enhancing the skills of pre-primary school teachers across Rwanda
15 October 2014 - “This toy helps children develop fine motor skills,” Claudine, a pre-primary school teacher from Kamonyi District, says as she strings a piece of red thread through the tops of several pens..
Children receive much needed Early Childhood Development and Family (ECD&F) support in Kigeme Refugee camp
November 2013 - "I didn't realize toys could be so interesting and educational. I feel like a child today. I can’t wait to play with my children!" exclaims Clemens, a 57 -year-old mother leader who supports home-based ECD services in Kigeme refugee camp.
Improving the quality of community based early childhood development for refugee children
2013 - Bernadette Murekatete is one of six mother leaders who participated in the starters training for caregivers from Kigeme refugee camp.
Bringing early childhood development to refugee children
December 2012 – The handclapping gets louder and louder as the hundreds of onlookers cheer for their six young friends from the Democratic Republic of Congo who dance in front of the new education facilities.
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.
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.