As it was in plans since 2009 and under the support of Mr. Bjorn, an International Participants from the Netherlands, the project has been reinforced, and another project to motive primary students was initiated. The project was entitled the Rabbit for Performance.
Last time, pupils who performed well during the first term, i.e. the firsts in their respective classes from year one up to six, were given a female rabbit, as an award and a motivation to keep on performing good. The students were to rear these livestocks not only to reinforce their scholar curricula on biology, general knowledge and agriculture, but also to introduce animal proteins in their daily ratios and the last but not the least to generate income.NYAKAGEZI Anti-HIV Youth Club has a such project that will help its members improving their life standards in future.The rabbit project is owned by the Nyakagezi Anti-HIV Youth Club. The Club members select the rabbits to breed before selling their babies. Rabbits were chosen since they have a short gestation period and are able to produce a number of offsprings. This enables members to make some incomes quickly. The Club members use the money to pay their school fees,to afford medical insurance and buy some clothes they need. The project has faced some problems over the years but is planning to address them with trainings by professionals and raise funds from different donors.
Rwanda Village Concept Project in collaboration with Huye district authorities and GlobeMed initiated a community health clinic at Rukira in HUYE sector. Prior to the clinic's creation, patients had to travel long distance to reach the nearest Sovu Health Center. The Health clinic is currently operational and provides basic health services. Since their partnership with GlobeMed at GWU started in 2007, the partnership has led to a refurbished health clinic with running water, electricity, and a new waiting room. Furthermore, they have initiated a Maternal Health Education and Income Generation Program for 150 mothers in rural Huye that seeks to empower women and reduce malnutrition in their children. Aims
Another important project which is still in process is the medical students volunteering service. Rwandan and international medical students, as part of their medical clerkship, will perform weekly visits to the Health Clinic to help the nurses in the management of patients.
With the new Leadship of Rwanda Village Concept Project,the project" HIV/AIDS avoidance in 150 Village young people" plans to set a new plan of action for the coming days.We are glad to thank all our donors who supported our activities in past and hope to keep sustaining the project.
Rwanda Village Concept Project (RVCP) is a non-governmental, non-political, voluntary organization. It is linked to other Village Concept Projects worldwide through the International Students Association of Village Concept Projects. The overall goal of RVCP is to provide sustainable improvement in the health and living standards of underprivileged communities at Village level and to develop the skills and knowledge of participating students.
The project" HIV/AIDS avoidance in 150 Village young people" is intended to increase the knowledge of 150 village young people about HIV prevention, sexually transmitted infections (STI's); reproductive health and methods of family planning in HUYE District.
-The project will work with the RVCP HIV/AIDS Awareness, Reproductive Health and Family Planning Program to reach the youth in anti-HIV/AIDS clubs to promote debates on sensitive issues in a friendlier environment.
-We will also carry out HIV education sessions in primary schools and in non-schooling youth in Southern Province of Rwanda.
By working together,we aim to limit the spread of HIV/AIDS through education of the youth and raise their awareness about HIV/AIDS whilst fighting the stigma and discrimination that affect the people living with HIV and AIDS.
Under support of Rwanda BioMedical Center,the Rwanda Village Concept Project-RVCP in collaboration with Medical Students' Association of Rwanda and the Faculty of Medicine have organized a training on HIV Awareness and Malaria.The Dean of faculty of Medicine has officially opened the event by providing condoms and Moskito-nets to the trainees,medical students of Rwanda.The training was carried out at Butare,University of Rwanda,School of Medicine ,in Southern Province of Rwanda.
This training will enable students as volunteers to feel motivated in keeping their Health initiatives in the Community of Rwanda.The volunteers will be able to train other young people in different ereas of Rwanda.Some of the trainees are the volunteers of the project"HIV/AIDS avoidance in 150 Village young people" that is intended to increase the knowledge of 150 village young people about HIV prevention, sexually transmitted infections (STI's); reproductive health and methods of family planning in HUYE District.
Since 2000, the partnership between BVDA and RVCP has led to newly constructed latrines in their target villages, outreach teaching sessions in which thousands of young people have been educated. Additionally, it has supplied 1 net to every 6 people within the communities, with the aim of increasing this supply in the future.This year BVDA have recruited 2 long term,Eleri and Emma,capacity builders who will work in a project support management role to help strengthen RVCP as an organisation. The focus will be placed on improving and implementing long term strategy, communication methods, monitoring and evaluation of projects and financial clarity by providing an in-depth needs assessment report, further tailored training, continued monitoring and evaluation and project specific related advice.They have been here 6 months now with 2 left to go and for sure RVCP is making great progress.
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