This countywide program keeps encouraging children who have dropped out from the school to rejoin and enjoy knowledge attainment. The children’s school libraries program is implemented in 18 districts, especially in Musanze and Burera where not less than 300 children rejoined schools.
‘The Save The Children’ organization that is mandated to implement this program affirms that it bearing positive outcomes as it helped not less than 317 846 children to rejoin schooling.
173 930 of all of those children are girls. The children’s libraries installed in their respective neighborhoods attract them to read funny but insightful stories that sharpen their minds and increase their willingness to rejoin schools.
In Kinigi Sector, Burera district, more than 207 children are reported to have rejoined schools due to this new program under the management of the Save The Children.
The program played a significant role in improving children’s perception about schooling and enabled them to be responsible in taking care of their books.
One of the officials mandated to implement this program named Niyomuvunyi Shalom says he is glad to see that children who experienced the joy of book reading became effective ambassadors who encouraged their fellow to imitate them.
The School Head Mistress of the Gafumba Primary School named Jacqueline Mujawamariya told Umuseke that reading culture boosted children’s ability to effectively read their mother tongue Kinyarwanda.
However, more books are required to satisfy children’s eagerness to learn.
The Save The Children program is meant to establish 2 500 children’s libraries in all districts, and this will be effective not later than October, 2018.
The four years long program (2016-2020) will establish 776 367 libraries in all 30 districts of Rwanda.