April 17, 2024

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USAID Homes and Communities Project (USAID Uburezi Iwacu) hosts semi-annual stakeholder engagement meeting

Thanks to the support from the American people, USAID Uburezi Iwacu project has established 13 community libraries around Rwanda. The project has also reached around 300,000 parents and caregivers in an effort to help establish and maintain a culture of reading throughout the country. To that goal, USAID Uburezi Iwacu also supports 7,000 reading clubs.

Four new libraries are now open in the Western province, specifically in Rubavu, Nyabihu, Ngororero, and Rusizi districts. To celebrate our progress in the Western Province, discuss challenges and look at opportunities in this part of Rwanda, USAID Uburezi Iwacu is holding a semi-annual stakeholder engagement meeting in Nyabihu.

Partners, community members and project staff will use this meeting as a platform for collaboration, dialogue, and knowledge-sharing, aligning with USAID’s commitment to foster partnerships and drive impactful change.

We will reflect on the achievements and milestones attained through USAID Uburezi Iwacu activity in the Western Province since the project’s inception, and engage in candid discussions about the existing challenges with a focus on identifying solutions and best practices.

“USAID Uburezi Iwacu project is committed to working closely with its key partners to achieve its goal of ensuring that all children in Rwanda have literacy-supportive, stimulating, and safe home and community environments,” said Dez Byamukama, the Chief of Party, USAID Homes and Communities project.

About USAID Uburezi Iwacu

USAID Uburezi Iwacu is a five-year USAID-funded project of US $17.7 million working to improve home literacy environments, increase community engagement in promoting children’s literacy, and improve literacy learning opportunities for children with disabilities. The project is implemented from 2021 to 2026 by World Vision Rwanda as a prime organization, and Imbuto Foundation and Humanity and Inclusion, as consortium partners. Besides the consortium partners, the project is implemented in partnership with three local organizations, namely Young Women’s Christian Association (YWCA) in Eastern Province and the City of Kigali, Africa Evangelical Enterprise (AEE) in the Northwestern districts of Rwanda, and DUHAMIC ADRI in the Southwestern districts. USAID Uburezi Iwacu has activities in all 30 districts of Rwanda.

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