What we do

Discover how UNICEF builds a better future for every child in Rwanda

Three young children smile together in a pre-primary school

For every child in Rwanda...

UNICEF is committed to realising the rights of all children to help them build a strong foundation and have the best chance of fulfilling their potential. We believe that ensuring a happy and healthy child begins before birth: from ensuring that their mother has access to good neonatal care and delivers her baby in a clean, safe environment, to reaching adulthood as a responsible, healthy and informed parent. This journey relies on a child having access to shelter, good nutrition, clean water and sanitation, health care and education.

Our Programmes

Prematurely born baby rests in an incubator in a hospital

Every child has the right to survive and thrive.

A young girl in a white dress feeds herself a healthy meal from a plate with a spoon

Good nutrition is the bedrock of child survival, health and development.

Young boy smiles and sits at a desk in pre-primary school

Love, care and stimulation in the early years give every child the best start in life.


Three secondary students hover around an assignment at their desk

Every child has the right to accessible quality education.

A female teenager in secondary school uniform huddles on the ground, hands in praying position

Every child has the right to be protected from violence, abuse, and exploitation.

Two pre-teen boys wash their hands at a water tap

Every child has the right to water, sanitation and a safe and clean community.

A mother and baby in Rwanda

Protecting and fulfilling the rights of children requires budgets, laws and social policies that promote equity.


A young girl bends down to pick up firewood in a refugee camp

Children and families caught in conflict require urgent assistance.