Author - Mbonyi Donatien

RVCP in partnership with Kasha celebrated the Menstrual Hygiene Awareness Day 2018

  According to Obstetrical and Gynecological Survey, adequate management of menstrual hygiene is taken for granted in affluent countries; however, inadequate menstrual hygiene is a major problem for girls and women in resource poor countries, adversely affects the health and development of adolescent girls. Young girls often grow up with limited knowledge of menstruation because their mothers and other women shy away from discussing the issue with them (UKAID).  Some girls believe that menstruation is a disease (UKAID). According to UNICEF [...]

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35th INTERNATIONAL CANDLE LIGHT MEMORIAL CAMPAIGN AND CELEBRATION DAY

The Candlelight Memorial Day is an international day commemorated globally on the third week of May, where the whole World is in memory of those who died and other victims of HIV/AIDS pandemic. The Candlelight Memorial Day commemoration was introduced in 1983, established by HIV positive people. In Rwanda, it was the first commemoration in 2006 by RVCP (Rwanda Village Concept Project). The candlelight memorial day is the time to raise awareness about HIV/AIDS, helping people who have been [...]

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WORLD MALARIA DAY 2018 “READY TO BEAT MALARIA”

On the 25th May each year, the whole world celebrates the world malaria day. Malaria is a threatening disease worldwide especially in sub-Saharan countries in which Rwanda is included. In this year 2018, Rwanda Village Comunity Promoters(RVCP) through its maternal health program holding the malaria prevention project celebrated the world malaria day at HUYE sector in HUYE district. Volunteers from RVCP raised awareness about this threatening disease through poems, talks, discussions to make the whole population aware of different concepts including [...]

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SCHOOL UNIFORM DISTRIBUTION PROJECT

SUD (School Uniform Distribution Project) is a project implemented in RVCP through initiative program, one of the six programs of RVCP it was designed to help primary school kids from underprivileged Families without uniforms obtain them. The project aims to improve the education system through creating a sense of belonging to the students by letting them know that they deserve the right  to learn and the lack of school Uniforms shouldn’t stand in their way. It is in this [...]

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RVCP CELEBRATED THE MOTHERS’ DAY 2018

Nowadays mothers are more likely to experience undesirable health conditions including violence, low access to health insurance, basic needs and intellectual capacity. These results from   Culture and traditions in Rwanda which have never been fair to women. Until today in certain areas women are still perceived as housemaids with very low value in comparison to men. Although the government has put effort in gender gap closure, culture and traditions hinders the momentum and women themselves are not able to be [...]

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RVCP LAUNCHED THE GENDER EMPOWERMENT PROJECT

Culture and traditions in Rwanda have never been fair to girls; till today girls and women are still perceived as housemaids with very low intellectual capacity in comparison to boys, for this reason girls have been left behind in all aspects and this brought girls to the loss of self-confidence. The National institute of statistics for Rwanda (NISR) shows that at the level of high decision making organs gender equality is improving. However, positions traditionally occupied by men are still [...]

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RVCP CELEBRATED WORLD ORAL HEALTH DAY WITH STUDENTS OF RANGO PRIMARY SCHOOL

Did you know? People who tend to drink 3 or more glasses of soda daily have 62% more tooth decay, fillings and tooth loss than others. The prevalence of oral cancer is also on the increase in Africa. Annual incidence figures for oral and pharyngeal cancer are estimated at twenty-five cases per 100,000 in developing countries. You have to replace your toothbrush after you have an episode of flu, cold or other viral infections. You also have to replace your [...]

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RWANDA VILLAGE CONCEPT JOINED HANDS WITH HUYE DISTRICT IN CELEBRATION OF INTERNATIONAL WOMEN’s DAY 2018

Women’s rights are still violated until today. Every minute, 27 girls are forced into early marriage according to World info graphics. Also, 40% of homicides of women are committed by an intimate partner. Globally, 1 in 4 women is physically or sexually abused during pregnancy and more than 100 countries have laws that restrict women’s participation in the economy. According to UNAIDS, every minute a young woman is newly infected with HIV and Women living with HIV are more likely [...]

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THE RVCP HANDOVER OF 25TH FEBRUARY 2018

Every year, RVCP members vote for a new committee. After the elections held on 10th -11st, November 2017, the elected leaders have got the opportunity to be trained, inspired, shared experience/challenges thanks to the close collaboration of the outgoing leaders during the transitional period. 25th February 2018, RVCP held its official handover at HUYE campus. On that day, participants were around 35 in number comprising: members of the outgoing committee, the elected committee, Dr. Hovaire, Mr. Léonard and delegates representing other [...]

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