Living with Visual Impairment, Mukamwezi narrates her Story

Mukamwezi Joselyne, Byimana, RuhangoThis case study is related to Mukamwezi Joselyne who has visual impairment problem. Mukamwezi, 40, lives in Byimana Sector of Ruhango District in the Southern Province of Rwanda. She says that she lost her sight during her childhood. Mukamwezi who has four years old boy has never gone to school as any other...

Rwanda trained lawyers sue Ghana School of Law

An embattled group of lawyers who had their training at the Institute of Legal Practice and Development (ILPD) in Rwanda has filed a suit against the Ghana Legal Council and Ghana School of Law for preventing them from pursuing the Post Call Law Course in Ghana. According to the group, the Directorate of the Ghana School of...

Josiane Mwiseneza deserves an international scholarship

It is not only her confidence but also her proudness to her level of education. Speaking at the Jury during the final stage of Miss Rwanda 2019 Competition held on Saturday 26th January 2019, Mwiseneza said that one of the things that she has achieved in the last ten years is getting her Secondary School diploma...

Here is why Employers need to include PWDs in their Staffing

You may have heard a Local Company in Rwanda where 70% of their staff is deaf. The Company is Masaka Creamery Ltd which locates in Gasabo District in Kigali Special Economic Zone. The Masaka Creamery factory was established in 2015 and it produces high quality Diary products...

USAID calls for the mainstreaming of Gender and Social Inclusion in its Funded Projects

Kigali, 13th December, 2018: The United States Agency for International Development (USAID), through its Private Sector Driven Agricultural Growth Project (PSDAG) being implemented in Rwanda has called for the integration of Gender and Social Inclusion in SMEs and Cooperatives business model as an important step towards the empowerment of youth, women and people with disabilities

Hospital Managers want LDP+ scaled up in all Health Facilities in Rwanda

Hospital Managers from Kibagabaga and Masaka District Hospitals have requested the Rwandan Ministry of Health and its partners to roll out at other facilities the program called LDP+ (Leadership Development Program Plus) in order to improve health service delivery, TOPAFRICANEWS reports. The request was made on Friday 23rd November 2018 at the LDP+ workshop convened to celebrate the results of...

PHOTOS: Peace and Hope Academy holds graduation for Nursery Leaving Children

The Peace and Hope Academy which locates in Kinyinya, Gasabo District held its annual graduation ceremony for TOP class children who are now ready to start the P1 class in the year 2019. The Graduation ceremony which took place on Friday 16th November 2018, was graced by various officials include officials from the Ministry of Education, the Executive Secretary of...

REB, Partners launch Andika Rwanda 2019 Competition

The Rwanda Education Board and its partners have launched Andika Rwanda 2019 National Writing Competition which invites Rwandans to write stories and poems especially for children, to encourage their love of reading from a young age. Andika Rwanda is a REB initiative supported by USAID Soma Umenye. The launch took place on Monday 5th November 2018 in Rusizi District at...

USAID SOMA UMENYE Donates Books to Agati Library in Musanze District

Musanze-On October 26th, USAID Soma Umenye Chief of Party, Stephen Blunden, presented a set of 65 Kinyarwanda reading books to Agati Library in Musanze District. The donation of the books demonstrates USAID’s commitment to increase availability of a variety of early grade reading materials in Kinyarwanda, with the main purpose to increase the number of students who can read fluently...

7 Insights Into the World of a White Cane User

It’s 5 p.m. in a crowded hallway after a professional speaking event. As I cautiously move forward trying to navigate with my limited vision and my white cane, I am startled when a woman accidentally kicks the cane out from under me.  In a busy setting it isn’t entirely unusual. Instead of the typical social nicety of an apology...

Arise Education tightens fight against Poor reading Culture in Rwanda

It is hard to find precise statistics about the status of book reading in Rwanda; however experts say that the number is still low. In 2017, Arise Education, through its initiative known as GIRA IGITABO AHO URI HOSE, launched a campaign to sensitize a big number of Rwandans with the objective of increasing the reading culture among citizens wherever they...

South African Schools to Teach Kiswahili in 2020

JOHANNESBURG — South Africa has announced that Kiswahili will be introduced as an optional language in schools by 2020. The move was welcomed by many who want to see the language, known in English simply as Swahili, become the first African language spoken across the continent. Economic Freedom Fighters (EFF) party leader Julius Malema says Swahili, which is spoken by more than...

USAID hands over to REB the prizes for best performing Teachers

Kigali– On October 3rd, in preparation of International Teachers’ Day, USAID Soma Umenye handed over 30 tablets to the Rwanda Education Board (REB) to be awarded as prizes to the best performing teacher from each of Rwanda’s districts.  The handover of these prizes demonstrates USAID’s commitment to investing in and recognizing teachers as the pillar of Rwanda’s education system. The...

Rwanda, USAID celebrate the Completion of Soma Umenye School Leaders Orientation

Karongi–On September 22nd, Director General of Rwanda Education Board (REB) Dr. Irénée Ndayambaje, celebrated the completion of USAID Soma Umenye Orientation of School Leaders in Karongi District. More than 4,600 Primary One (P1) Kinyarwanda teachers have recently completed their training in effective methods of teaching Kinyarwanda. The School Leaders’ orientation presented an overview of the USAID Soma Umenye project, focusing on...

VIDEO: Uko REB na USAID bashaka ko umuco wo gusoma winjira mu bana b’Abanyarwanda

Ikigo cy’Abanyamerika Gishinzwe Iterambere Mpuzamahanga (USAID) binyuze mu Mushinga SOMA UMENYE ku bufatanye n’Ikigo cy’u Rwanda Gishinzwe Uburezi (REB) bakomeje gukora Ibishoboka byose ngo haboneke Inkuru z’Ikinyarwanda zinogeye amatwi y’abana bari mu mashuli abanza kuva mu wa 1 kugera mu wa 3. Abahanga bemeza ko igihugu gitera imbere cyane Iyo kifashisha kigaha agaciro Urumi rw’Abenegihugu. Mu Rwanda bikomeje Kugaragara ko...

600 Kinyarwanda Books evaluated as Gov’t tightens fight against Poor reading skills among children

A technical team of at least 20 experts from Rwanda Education Board (REB) and USAID funded Soma-Umenye Project have finalized the evaluation of nearly 600 Kinyarwanda Books submitted by various Rwandan Publishing Houses for the approval after which they will be added to REB’s approved Kinyarwanda books. After 10 days of evaluation, the Team has found out that among 600...

Israel: African Agriculture Students being dehumanized

African students are animals and human trash, say residents of Israeli town Johannesburg – Students from various African countries who were part of an Israeli government programme to study agriculture have been kicked out of the Israeli town of Avshalom, after locals claimed they would bring “rape, murder and break-ins” to the area, the Afro-Palestine News Wire Service reported on...

Burundi Head Teacher arrested Sitting Student’s Exams

Head teacher in Burundi has been arrested for trying to disguise himself as a student and sit a national exam on another person's behalf. Police officers burst into the exam hall where Benjamin Manirambona took the test after a tip-off. Little did he know that plain-clothes officers had staked out the school overnight, waiting to catch him. With nowhere to run, the...

KENYATTA UNIVERSITY finally closes Kigali campus

KENYATTA UNIVERSITY finally closes Arusha and Kigali campuses following government directive last year to consolidate resources.

Rwanda: New Special Books for Children soon available in all schools

Nyamata (August 1, 2018) – Rwanda Education Board (REB) and USAID Soma Umenye have concluded a workshop to validate 24 stories that will be distributed to primary one (P1) classes in all government and government-aided schools in Rwanda this year. These children books have been specially designed so that children are able to experience the joy to reading independently, according...

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