Rwanda’s new competency-based curriculum brings out creative teaching in educators like Gervais
7 February 2017 – Gasabo District – Gervais Bizimana greets everyone he meets with a wide smile and a warm embrace. His pride in his work spills from him in the form of eloquent stories and passionate ideas.
“In Teaching there is Freedom” - Inspiring the Next Generation of Educators in Rwanda
September 2016 - Rwamagana District - In the first few moments stepping onto campus, it is apparent that Bicumbi Teacher Training College is not an ordinary secondary school.
“I am happy to help children and teachers” says Alex, Reading Mentor at the Kanyinya Child Friendly School
11 August 2016 – Alex Kilama is one of School-based Mentors with a focus on Reading at the Kanyinya Child Friendly School (CFS). As a Reading Mentor, he is happy to see that now the reading culture is well-rooted in his school.
Promoting continuity of education beginning from pre-primary education
11 August 2016 – Today, in the pre-primary class three at the Kanyinya Child-Friendly School in Nyarugenge district, 5-6 years old children are drawing animals. Cows, chickens and pigs are most common. “Children like drawing and singing.
School-based Mentors support teachers to implement successfully the new competence-based curriculum
August 2016 - Ezra Mugabe is School-based Mentor at the Kanyinya Child Friendly School in Nyarugenge district. He has prepared a training session today for a group of primary teachers in the reading room.
Effective learning through a play based learning approach
Kamonyi District, 9 February 2016 - Today is the first day for Vérène Yankurwe at the Nyamiaga Pre-primary School. There are 3 classrooms and she is in charge of class 3 for the children of age 6.
UNICEF’s support to pre-primary education brings joy to the mothers in Kamonyi district
9 February 2016 - “I am happy to bring my daughter for her first day at school” said an excited Jeannette, a mother of Yanick, 6-year-old pointing to the newly constructed pre-primary section at Nyamiyaga school.
Improving the quality of teaching through the School based mentoring programme
9 February 2016 - “Nitwa Jeanette (my name is Jeanette in the local Kinyarwanda language)” says 5-year-old girl Jeannette on her first day at school. Nitwa Laurence replies the teacher greeting all the children at the Nyamiyaga School in Kamonyi district.
Celebrating academic excellence and lifelong mentorship for Rwandan girls
11 May 2015 - At 24, Henriette Muangampundu is a role model for many girls. As an employment and empowerment officer for Digital Opportunities Rwanda, an organization that seeks to empower communities to reach their full potential, Henriette trains youth.
Learning English through debates
October 2014 - “During the debate, students learn how to improve their statements and they also learn English from each other. This is an interesting way to learn. I am glad we have new innovative approaches to support our children to learn more easily an
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..
Strengthening the capacity of pre-primary practitioners in Rwanda
17 March 2014 - Sector Education Officers, Inspectors, tutors from Teacher Training Colleges and civil society organizations were divided in two groups and began a week-long National Training on Play-Based Learning through the use of UNICEF ECD kits.
School based mentors support English instruction in schools
February 2014 - “Can anyone tell me what the lady is doing in the picture?” The teacher asks his students as he points to a picture of a woman washing clothes. He repeats this exercise, holding up several rice bags with different images...
Improving quality education for children through reform of teaching and learning materials
February 2013 - At Kanyinya, a Nine-year Basic Education school in Nyarugenge District, children are seated in a circle around the teacher. Their eyes light up as she reads from a book full of tales of animals and friendship.
Schools out for the summer
August 2012: Ten year old Valence is full of smiles today, “we’ve finished our exams,” he beams “and this time I think I have done really well.” Valence attends Nykwiyasa Primary School,just outside Kigali, in Rwanda’s Kamonyi District.
Girls and boys speaking out together
24 July 2012 – Under the intense heat of Kigali’s midday sun, 16year old Peninah and her friends run through their performance one last time. “We are so excited about performing in today’s closing ceremony”, says Peninah, “we have practiced all morning...
Promoting a Culture of Reading in Rwanda
19 July 2012 - Dr. Jolly Mazimpaka, a representative of the Rotary Club of Kigali told an audience of students, teachers, development partners and Ministry of Education officials about a dream she had to promote a reading culture in Rwanda...
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.
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.
Improving Access to Education for Rwanda’s children
July 2011: All over Rwanda pupils are benefitting from improved health and hygiene facilities in their schools to ensure that fewer of them drop out.
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.