Rwanda | Musanze: Residents in the move against gender based violence
To promote girl child education, Musanze residents have awakened to clear every obstacle that might stand in the path of a girl child’s education through fighting gender based violence.
This was said on September 24th 2012 during the Plan International Rwanda program to sensitise people in different parts of Rwanda on girl child education.
Alice Rwema Iribagiza, in charge of ICT at Plan International Rwanda expresses that many of the residents that pledged to be part of the struggle promised to fight gender based violence which is the base of school dropouts and poor academic performance to girls.
Catherine Nichol, in charge of gender at the organization reveals that after the plan is accomplished, Rwandan card entailing the names and pledges will be made.
“The results of this campaign will be displayed on November 10th 2012 during the first girl child International day celebrations. The card will entail what Rwandans are willing to do to promote the girls child education,” Catherine points out.
The campaign is being executed under the program called BIAG (because I am a girl) in the Plan International Rwanda.
Planned to operate for 4 years, Plan Rwanda is focusing on the girl child education in the first year.
To solve some of the problems that hinder girl child education, Plan Rwanda helps in providing water pipes, building schools among others.
Plan International Rwanda operates in Gatsibo, Nyaruguru and Bugesera districts.