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Monday 1 July 2019

First Steps Program Improves Child Learning Outcomes in Rwanda

Save the Children in partnership with Umuhuza (a local NGO) is implementing the First Steps Program in the Districts of Ngororero and Gasabo in Rwanda. The program targeting parents with children aged 0-3 years aims to determine the most feasible and cost-effective approach to delivering parenting education for the Rwanda context and as well identify effective ways of achieving improvements in parenting practices, child development indicators, and emergent literacy promotion.

Monday 1 July 2019

RWANDA: READING CLUBS INSPIRE STUDENTS

Mfitumukiza and his mother read together a storybook borrowed from the reading club

Mfitumukiza, 11, dropped out of school for two years and returned as an older child to primary two. He is a first born and lives with his mother and a little brother. “My results are admirable. I am either the 6th or 8th place in the class,” he says.

Monday 10 June 2019

Failure to support healthy brain development can result in life-long consequences.

Failure to support healthy brain development can result in life-long consequences. 

With training, parents can become even more effective providers of the care and stimulation that babies and young children need to develop properly.

Tuesday 28 May 2019

Rwanda reduced under-5 mortality by 79 percent over 20 years ago.

Rwanda ranked the biggest mover of change for improving children’s lives in the region and the second-biggest in the world.

Twenty-five years after the Genocide against the Tutsi, Rwanda has made a great improvement in children lives. Rwanda’s score rose 241 points, from 503 to 744 since 2000 in Save the Children’s “End of Childhood” index which ranks countries according to how well they create a protective environment for children. 

Monday 10 December 2018

Promoting cash transfer for livelihood in refugee camp: Lessons from Rwanda

Since July 2016, Save the Children embarked on Livelihoods and youth empowerment project in Mahama Refugee Camp, to equip refugees with necessary livelihoods skills.

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