What we do
Plan’s work in Rwanda covers 4 programme areas, all of which are rooted in the rights of the child:
- Girls’ education
- Early Childhood Care and Development (ECCD)
- Youth empowerment
- Advocacy and child rights.
This programme is designed to give girl students multi-faceted support to encourage them to stay in school, perform well and complete their schooling at both primary and secondary levels.
Early Childhood Care and Development (ECCD)
Through our ‘Fair Start for All’ programme children aged 0-6 learn to survive and thrive in life. It also engages families and communities in promoting children’s healthy development.
We integrate health, nutrition, and intellectual stimulation, and provide opportunities for exploration and active learning.
This programme also provides social and emotional care in order to help children to realise their potential. Our work is both home-based, to educate parents, and is centre-based ECCD, where we promote the use of preschools.
This programme is designed to address unemployment and social-political disempowerment among youths, who form the majority of the population.
We support life skills education and innovative approaches to skills acquisition and economic empowerment to promote the participation of youth in community development.
Advocacy and child rights
This programme consists of two areas: advocacy for the participation of citizens and organisational strengthening for children’s rights.
Children have the right to participate in issues that affect their lives. Plan Rwanda promotes participatory opportunities for children and a protective environment in which they can participate meaningfully.
We also promote community-based organisations and create spaces for children’s voices to be heard through media and community partnership programmes.