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News note: UNICEF Rwanda commemorates the organisation’s 70th anniversary with a special screening of “The Beginning of Life”
14 December 2016 – During a special event at Kigali Century Cinema this week, UNICEF Rwanda celebrated the organisation’s 70th anniversary of tireless work for children, as well as 30 years of successful collaboration with the Government of Rwanda and it

News note: UNICEF Rwanda ventures into private sector partnership with SORWATHE on Early Childhood Development interventions
25 November 2016 - On Friday morning, representatives from SORWATHE, the Rwandan Tea Company, and UNICEF Rwanda met to sign an important Memorandum of Understanding (MOU).

UNICEF Rwanda and SORWATHE partner to advance child rights in Gicumbi and Rulindo Districts
25 November 2016 –Today, SORWATHE and UNICEF sign a MOU to increase access to early childhood development and pre-primary education for families and children neighbouring the tea factory and plantations in Gicumbi and Rulindo Districts.

“Reading Data with Children” event sparks engaging discussions on Rwanda’s development as part of Africa Statistics Day
17 November 2016 - Sandrine studied the slides of the presentation thoughtfully before raising her hand. “We should increase the use of technology to create more jobs,” she said, responding to the facilitator’s question on poverty reduction strategies.

Op-Ed: The importance of investment in early childhood development and the Rwandan context
October 2016 - The Lancet, a prominent medical journal, last week published a new series, Advancing Early Childhood Development: From Science to Scale, and some of the global findings are alarming. An unacceptably high rate of children under five in low-



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