Save the Children in Rwanda

Save the Children

Save the Children (SC) is a global leader in development and humanitarian programming worldwide, working as the preeminent voice for children with governments, civil society and private sector partners for over 100 years. Save the Children International (SCI) is a single global program delivery unit comprised of 28 national SC organizations who have agreed to collectively implement projects in 120 countries.  With SCI’s extensive geographic reach and established operational platform, Save the Children implements both country-level and global projects serving some of the world’s most vulnerable and marginalized communities while ensuring technical, operational, and financial oversight and management. SCI currently reaches 125 million children across the globe.

Save the Children in Rwanda

Save the Children has been working in Rwanda since 1994 in partnership with the Government of Rwanda (GoR) and local stakeholders to promote a bright future for children. SC has experience working in all 30 districts across the country. The main areas of focus are education, child protection, child rights governance and health and nutrition in humanitarian and development contexts. SC sets out to address the global crisis in learning by providing a continuum of services for children aged 0-9, focused on supporting emergent and early grade literacy to ensure all children leave school with grade level skills. In 2015, Save the Children began operating in Burundi. Through our sub-office, SC delivers protection services and gender-based violence (GBV) prevention and response across five refugee camps in Muyinga, Ruyigi and Bujumbura. SC also mobilizes resources and provides child protection services to disaster-affected children and their families displaced by recurrent flooding of Lake Tanganyika.