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PRESS STATEMENT: “Reopen Schools Based on Science But Not Second to Business" warns Save the Children

03, August, 2020, Kigali - In a response to the recent article in the New Times Rwanda: “Should schools be allowed to reopen in September? Save the Children Rwanda welcomes the disclaimer from the Prime Minister while appearing before parliament that schools reopening would only be guided by science.

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Every child needs a safe space to play, learn, socialize and express themselves - Shalome's Story

Shalome, 14, lives in Mahama Refugee Camp and creates art to sensitize his community on COVID-19 as part of an awareness campaign. With this aim, Shalome,was spotted drawing with a pencil at one of Save the Children’s Child Friendly Spaces (CFS) on June 4, 2020. Since 2015, Save the Children has operated a CFS in Mahama Refugee Camp to give children a protected environment to play, learn, socialize, and express themselves. As of February 2020, before measures were put in place to slow the spread of COVID-19, 8,625 children attended the CFS.

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Brief on the awareness campaign strategy Report

Brief on the awareness campaign strategy Report

The awareness-raising messages include information from Save the Children’s (SC) Child Protection, Education, and Child Rights & Governance interventions as well as information from the Government of Rwanda’s guidelines to fight against COVID-19. They also include information from Soma Rwanda members who are implementing literacy, children’s rights, and protection activities in communities.

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