Kigali: USAID/Higa Ubeho Teaching Aid Fair to take place on March 2nd, 2012

CRS/Rwanda will host a Teaching Aid Fair in Kigali on March 2nd, 2012 at Umubano.  The Teaching Aid Fair is a platform to share the teaching aids developed by 672 teachers in 56 schools across 14 districts using the Child Friendly School (CFS) Model in an USAID PEPFAR funded project, USAID Higa Ubeho.

USAID/Higa Ubeho, which means ‘Be Determined and Live’ in Kinyarwanda,  aims to support 72,000 Rwandan families—particularly the families of orphans, vulnerable children and people living with HIV and AIDS—to develop sustainable ways of coping with the health and economic challenges that often affect the most vulnerable communities in Rwanda.

The strategic objectives of USAID/Higa Ubeho include increasing families’ access to quality health and social services; improving household response to health and financial obstacles through economic, nutritional and educational support; and strengthening local government and civil society capacity to provide quality health and social services to those in need.

The USAID/Higa Ubeho program activities are implemented by a consortium of 17 Partner Organizations and three international organizations (CARE International, CHF, CRS), led by Cooperative Housing Foundation (CHF).

Through the USAID/Higa Ubeho Project, CRS/Rwanda has  implemented school-based activities, including training on Active Learning Approach, and also working with the Parent Teacher Committees (PTCs) to create a school environment that enhances education quality through being more physically and psychosocially protective for children.

The goal of the CRS/Rwanda Teaching Aid Fair is to provide a venue for exchange and learning where Abahuza will share CFS trained teachers’ hard work and achievements in developing effective teaching aids with education professionals; it will also be an important opportunity for teachers to learn from other schools and to learn from professional education participants.

The teachers from 56 schools across the 14 districts (Bugesera, Gakenke, Gasabo, Gatsibo, Gicumbi, Kamonyi, Kicukiro, Nyagatare, Nyamagabe, Nyaruguru, Nyarugenge, Rubavu, Rugango and Rwamagana) will present the most creative and effective teaching aids developed within each school.

Teachers are reporting that teaching aids have been helping them to more clearly teach on their subject matters and create an environment whereby students are more interested and more able to learn.

Date: March 2nd 2012 from 10:00 am -1:30pm

Venue: Umubano hotel.

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