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Schooling for children in Rwanda
Rwanda’s future development is extremely dependent on the education of its children. However, less than half of them will complete elementary school. The reasons are tied to the poor quality of teaching, deficient equipment in schools, poverty, and child labor. Within the scope of a specific project, we would like to help improve this situation.
In Rwanda, 47% of the population is under the age of 18. In order to help shape the country’s future, the children need to have access to a good education. Although the number of children who begin school is relatively high, more than half of them leave school early. In addition, the traditional view of gender roles makes educational placement more challenging. Pregnancies, social disadvantages, and violence prevent particularly girls from successfully completing their education.
We want to use the donations to help improve the educational situation in the project districts of Bugesera and Nyaruguru. Within the scope of the project, teaching personnel will receive advanced training as well as new teaching materials and improved schoolroom equipment – measures that will benefit 6,900 students. Furthermore, parents of small children will be supported in the foundation of micro businesses. At a political level, the aid organization Plan champions the cause for suitable payment for educators in kindergartens as well as the inclusion of children with disabilities.
- Creating better learning conditions for 20 elementary and secondary schools
- Supporting 25 kindergartens and thus approx. 5,250 young children through early childhood development measures
- Facilitating trainings for 125 childcare workers and 1,000 parents
- Providing trainings for 100 teachers on improved teaching methods, violence prevention and child protection
- Promoting trainings on children's rights and equal rights along with sexual and reproductive health education.
The Bugesera and Nyaruguru districts, where the project will take place, are located to the south of Plan International’s Rwandan office in Kigali. Throughout the entire project, everyone involved will meet there. They will discuss the project’s progress and the experiences they have gained and also make any necessary adjustments to how measures are being implemented. The project will be extensively evaluated midway as well as after its completion.
Project reports schooling for children in Rwanda (German)
Plan International is an aid organization active worldwide to promote equal rights and opportunities for children. This children’s relief charity has spent more than 80 years helping girls and boys lead a life free of poverty, violence, and inequality. This religiously and ideologically independent organization operates on three continents and actively helps children in more than 70 countries shape our world’s future.