Early childhood development
Trauma-Informed training with parents and caregivers
ALL OUR PROGRAMS ARE DESIGNED UNDER TRAUMA INFORMED CARE
We also offer activities geared toward parents. At Gisimba we believe that this work begins in families and ends in schools, for this reason, we work designing programs aimed at families to foster positive child-parent relationships and involve families in the education of their children.
Currently, in Rwanda, there is an improvement in children enrolled in primary schools as they represent almost 100%, but despite a significant enrollment rate in primary schools, there continues to be a problem in pre-primary schools.
Only 17% of children under 6 years old have access to quality education (www.unicef.un).
In the last decade, Rwanda has made significant strides in the protection and development of children, including the initiation and approval of the ECD (Early Childhood Policy) policy.
Although we work hard to promote education in the country, we continue to observe that only 13% of children who only live in urban areas and who are from families with resources.
If we look at the overall rate of primary school completion of the Rwandan population, which is still low, there is a problem in access to schools for children from vulnerable communities.
All this causes a growing number of children with juvenile delinquency behaviors and of those who flee for life on the street, due to the instability of their family structure, the lack of parental control, poverty and the maladjustment of the childhood environment, and the lack of teachers with training in childhood trauma, all affecting the general development of children.