Education
 Rwanda
Project #25999

Harmony Preschool_Invest in the Next Generation

by Ready for Reading

Summary

Harmony Preschool, established by Ready for Reading and housed in their community library, is located in a poor area of eastern Rwanda. The project will continue to build on Harmony's book rich, hands-on learning curriculum for its 40 students, increase the number of preschool teachers receiving training and parent education workshops. Learning through play practices will be integrated into children's programs and activities at the library providing access to any child in the community.
$10,000.00
total raised
7
donors
0
monthly donors
2
months active

Challenge

Though the enrollment rate for primary school children is 90% in Rwanda, the quality of education is uneven. Remote rural areas like Rwinkwavu ( pop 21,000) are last to see improvements in infrastructure, teacher training and provision of textbooks and learning materials. Pre-primary education is an emerging priority but many schools don't offer a preschool year. The project will impact teachers in 8 area schools through training as well preschool aged children throughout Rwinkwavu Sector.

Solution

Ready for Reading's community library will serve as a preschool teacher training and resource center in the District. Teachers observe the learning process and environment to gain hands-on experience and expand their knowledge base. Parents regularly participate in Harmony School parent education meetings and RfR will offer parent education workshops to the larger community.

Long-Term Impact

Early childhood education leads to improved school achievement, graduation and productivity in adulthood. Beyond improved academic outcomes, it has a great impact on preschool children's health/nutrition and social/emotional development and building of relationships and positive interactions with peers and parents. Parents benefit through parenting skills workshops. The project will train 150 teachers, impact 1,000 students and children who visit the library.

Additional Documentation

This project has provided additional documentation in a PDF file (projdoc.pdf).

Resources

http:/​/​http:/​/​readyforreading.org
organization website
@ReadyforReading
Facebook Ready for Reading, Rwanda
@ReadyforReading

Organization Information

Ready for Reading

Location: Dorset, VT - USA
Website: http:/​/​https:/​www.readyforreading.org
Project Leader:
Elizabeth Dickey
Dorset, VT United States

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