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November 2016
01 Nov

Rweru Modern Green Village gives Rwandans hope for a better life

Rweru Model Village will soon be home to more than 400 Rwandans who will be relocated from Mazane and Sharita Islands on Lake Rweru. The islands were mapped as high-risk zones, and the Government of Rwanda determined them to be unsuitable for living. The new green village will have electricity, clean drinkable water, and several new infrastructures, including a school, a health post, and a modern market with access to the Internet.

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October 2016
31 Oct

UN Deputy Secretary General on 2-day working visit to Rwanda

The United Nations Deputy Secretary General (DSG) Mr. Jan Eliasson is in Rwanda on a two-day working visit, on the invitation of the Government of Rwanda. In addition to meeting with senior government officials including H.E President Paul Kagame, he also conducted field visits to One UN project sites in Rwamagana  and also met with the UN Country Team. 

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Success Story
12 Oct

Increasing the Impact of School Meals in Rwanda

In the poorest and most food insecure districts of Rwanda school meals are a lifeline for many families.  A daily school meal provides a strong incentive to send children to school and keep them there (especially girls), it helps to increase school enrollment and attendance, decrease drop-out rates, and improve learning.

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01 Oct

UNICEF partners with Rwanda Broadcasting Agency to design Itetero, Rwanda’s first radio programme for children.

Itetero is an innovative radio programme created in partnership with Radio Rwanda in October 2015. The programme was designed as a part of the One UN in Rwanda initiative, and is the only radio programme in Rwanda created for children and by children. Itetero means “children’s nurturing space” in Kinyarwanda; the programme teaches children Rwandan cultural values while improving their cognitive, social, and physical development. They also learn positive behaviours through drama, songs, and stories.

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September 2016
07 Sep

“I am happy to help children and teachers” says Alex, Reading Mentor at the Kanyinya Child Friendly School

Through the UNICEF-supported national initiative dubbed ‘Rwanda Reads’, schools are supported with reading materials to support teaching and learning and promote reading culture through books and other materials. Through this initiative, Kanyinya CFS has received over 1,000 books for their new reading room with lot of space and an enabling environment to encourage reading.

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August 2016
Success Story
29 Aug

Rweru Modern Green Village: Hope for a better life

Rweru Model Village will soon be home to more than 400 Rwandans who are to be relocated from Mazane and Sharita islands in Rweru Lake. The Islands were mapped as high-risk zones. With connection to electricity and clean, drinkable water, the Village is comprised of a school, a health post, and a modern market, and has access to Internet connection.

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