Savings group

The meeting aimed at forming savings groups, electing their committees, giving the groups a name, and agreeing on location and date of the weekly meetings.  

The newly created Twuzuzanye savings group agreed upon contributing Rwf 500 for the share to accumulate savings, and Rwf 100 for the social fund to use for small grants when members are in distress, whereas the two other groups decided to buy lower weekly shares, although each member is allow to buy between one to five shares.

On May 25th 2016, households participating in the USAID Twiyubake program residing in the villages of Impuhe, Urukundo, and Amahoro gathered at Gacyamo cell, Gitega Sector, in Nyarugenge to register for the savings groups, the program’s entry point.

African Evangelistic Enterprise (AEE), the Rwanda Partner Organization implementing the USAID Twiyubake program in Nyarugenge district, organized the meeting with the support of Social Affairs representatives Chance Assumpta Shemsa of the village of Impuhe and Oda Muhigirwa of the village of Urukundo, who volunteered for this activity. After formation of the savings group, the two volunteers will continue accompanying the savings groups to assist them in their self-management.

Riziki Mukangoga, president of Duterimbere savings group, is looking forward to the mutual social support of participating in a savings group, belonging to a group of people with the same vision for development, and growing together.

 

 

ASRHR volunteer training 500

The volunteers have been trained on Family Planning, HIV Prevention and Management, reproductive health and rights, reproductive system and sexuality, and stages of sexual development.

In a subsequent session they will be trained on counselling techniques for HIV testing and on life skills, which covers prevention of drug abuse, street behavior, teenage pregnancies and mobilizing and engaging boys in gender equality.

This year’s World AIDS Day theme is “It’s everyone’s responsibility to prevent & treat HIV among our children and adolescents”. “A study form the RBC revealed that only 44% of the youth who is HIV positive is on treatment, which reflects a gap in knowledge on sexual and reproductive health among adolescents and youth, calling for efforts to address it with sufficient correct information” announced Olivier Uwiragiye, USAID Twiyubake Household and Community Strengthening Officer in charge of ASRHR, who was supporting DUHAMIC-ADRI in the volunteers’ training.

On May 16th and 17th , 2016, USAID Twiyubake’s Rwanda Partner Organization DUHAMIC-ADRI trained volunteers on Adolescent Reproductive Sexual Health and Rights (ASRHR) in the sectors of Kinazi, Huye, Simbi and Kigoma in Huye district.

 

 

Positivie Parenting 500On May 10th, 2016, USAID Twiyubake hosted a workshop to review the Positive Parenting Manual developed by MIGEPROF in collaboration with Global Communities USAID Twiyubake. The Positive Parenting Manual will be the reference manual to train community volunteers, Inshuti z’Umuryango community-based child and family protection volunteers (Friends of the Family) and caregivers, who will raise awareness in the community.

The workshop was attended by different stakeholders involved in positive parenting activities led by MIGEPROF such as R.I.C.H, UMUHUZA, RWAMREC, Strive Foundation, Compassion International, ADRA, Federation Handicap International, Hope & Homes for Children, UNICEF, National Women Council and Rwanda Education Board.

The objective of the workshop was to review the draft Positive Parenting Manual and identify areas of improvement.  MIGEPROF, National Women Council, Handicap International and Global Communities USAID Twiyubake will continue working on the manual as the focal point group.

COPUSAID Twiyubake hosted a Quarterly Program Review Meeting on April 29, 2016 with Executive Secretaries, Program Managers and Technical Advisors of its Rwanda Partner Organizations (RPOs): Young Women's Christian Association of Rwanda (YWCA), DUHAMIC ADRI, Eglise Presbytérienne au Rwanda (EPR), Caritas Rwanda, African Evangelistic Enterprise (AEE) and Francois-Xavier Bagnoud Rwanda (FXB) and Focal Points from the USAID Twiyubake Consortium: Plan International, AVSI and Partners in Health.

During the meeting, Rwanda Partner Organizations presented their program achievements which were followed by interactive discussions in which best practices from the field were shared and approaches for best quality service delivery discussed.

 

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