TOTgenderTo this end, the program is using the Gender Actions Learning Methodology (GALS) created by Oxfam Novib, a Dutch affiliate of the international Oxfam organization dedicated to establishing a fair world without poverty, and the “Noza Imibanire Yawe n’Uwo Mwashakanye” program developed by MIGEPROF.

USAID Twiyubake hosted a training of trainers on gender mainstreaming and positive masculinity from April 19-20, 2016, for Program Managers and Field Officers of the 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).

USAID Twiyubake is promoting gender equality and equity throughout the program to increase the capability of women and girls to realize their rights and influence decision-making in households and communities.


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Households enrolled in savings groups, which are the entry point into the program, will be linked to different services delivered by the program or existing services in the community aiming at improving the wellbeing and resilience of the household. Linkages are defined as programs and services which are connected and promoted to meet the beneficiaries’ needs.

In addition, USAID Twiyubake seeks assistance from higher level service providers when resources within the program are not sufficient to manage the beneficiary’s case.

These services are community, clinical, or protective services.

USAID Twiyubake is initiating a linkage and referral network to connect program beneficiaries to community, social, and health services.

This was the subject of a training of trainers hosted by USAID Twiyubake on April 15, 2016, for Program Managers, Technical Advisors and Field Officers of the Rwanda Partner Organizations (RPOs):  Caritas Rwanda, African Evangelistic Enterprise (AEE) and Francois-Xavier Bagnoud Rwanda (FXB).

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Participants were trained in various aspects of community finance and savings education.  They learned how to engage members of their communities to form Integrated Savings and Lending (ISLG) groups, and will return to their communities to mobilize savings groups of at least 20 members each, and will deliver an 18-week training course designed to improve members’ capacity and knowledge of budgeting, family savings, savings and loan groups, and managing small enterprises. 

This initiative is a continuation of the Global Communities-Peace Corps partnership under the Ejo Heza program, which delivered the CFI training to over 40 Peace Corps volunteers and 50 Community Counterpart Facilitators, who cascaded the training to over 1,600 beneficiaries in their communities. 



Commemoration22Global Communities Rwanda staff commemorated the 22nd anniversary of the genocide against the Tutsi, under the theme Fighting Genocide Ideology, with guest speakers William Ntidendereza, Secretary General of the National Itorero Commission and Theogene Kalinamaryo, Rwanda Patriotic Front (RPF) Secretariat. 


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