Report from Rwanda
For Care Assistance, community engagement has always been an important issue. Since 2013, among other things, we have supported Plan Sweden in their work to build and run preschools in Rwanda.
In the village of Nyaruguru, where the preschools have been built, "Day of the African child" was celebrated on June 16. This is a day that since 1991 celebrates education and development for children and young people. This year was celebrated this day by gathering and celebrating children, parents and leaders from the village. The village mayor and other leaders in the district got a tour of the premises and at the ceremony all the children, to the great joy, got a backpack and a water bottle.
The program manager for Plan Rwanda was present and together with the mayor they talked about the benefits of letting the children go to preschool instead of working in the fields with the parents. Many parents were present and everyone agreed that it was a very successful gathering.
The care assistance's collaboration with Plan continues and the purpose of this is to continuously improve the children's conditions for education.
"One child, one teacher, one book, and one pen can change the world." - Malala Yousafzai