Rwanda

Country Profile

Rwanda, warmly known as "the land of a thousand hills'', is a small landlocked country in the “Great Rift Valley” in Africa and has a population of about 12.4 million. The elevation of Rwanda as a whole is high, which makes the temperatures moderate year-round. A beautiful country with an area of 26,338 km² contains a variety of relief features such as forests, swamps, hills, mountains, and an expansive savannah. Elevation accounts for Rwanda’s generally mild temperatures, which average 70 °F. Rwanda is located within the equatorial belt. It has a modified humid climate including rainy forest and Savannah types. Rwanda has a dry season from June to August and a rainy season from September to May. Rwanda's top five merchandise exports include coffee, tea, and the minerals niobium, tin, and tungsten. North Some of Ghana’s major cities include Kigali, Butare, Gitarama, and Ruhengeri. The King’s Palace Museum, Akagera National Park, Nyamata Church are some of the many landmarks of Rwanda.
The Republic of Rwanda is also home to a multitude of ethnic, linguistic, and religious groups. The Rwandan population is comprised of three main ethnic groups: the Hutus, Tutsis, and Twa. In this country, more than two-fifths are Roman Catholics, one-third are Protestants, and ten percent are Adventists. Muslim, non-religious, and members of Christian schismatic groups represent less than a tenth of the population. The Republic of Rwanda is a multiparty system. Under the 2003 constitution, the president serves as head of state and is directly elected to a seven-year term, renewable once. Led by President Paul Kagame, The Rwandan Patriotic Front has governed the country since its armed wing defeated government forces, winning the Rwandan Civil War in 1994. There are three branches of the Rwandan government: the Executive, the Legislative, and the Judiciary. Although each branch is separate and independent of the others, they are all complimentary.

POPULATION

13,344,061 as of Thursday, September 23, 2021

CAPITAL

Kigali

CURRENCY

Rwandan franc

FUN FACT

Of the 23 bird species in the world, Rwanda is home to seven of them (including many rare species)

Our Efforts

Problems Observed

Though Rwanda is rich in culture and is known for keeping its traditions alive, Rwanda faces many social issues throughout the country. It faces high poverty rates, accompanied by low graduation rates, keeping families and residents of low socio-economic status trapped in low poverty rates throughout the country. The economy is dependent on sustenance agriculture contributing to the low income for most families in the country. In Rwanda, poverty will remain widespread due to inadequate social welfare for the people. The lack of quality education also discourages children from furthering academic livelihoods. In fact, the Survival to the last grade of primary, and the effective transition rate from primary to lower secondary general education are merely 66.62 and 73% respectively



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Our Response

General Summary of our work:
Throughout the country, Strive2Thrive Edu has partnered with community and learning centers to give everyone the chance to learn if they do not have access to technology. Strive2Thrive teaches subjects like Health to children with medical conditions like Albinism. Our initiatives don’t only include health, but also English education for all, no matter what age or economic status. Students from underprivileged regions come to a local community center to improve their communication and English skills through tutoring with an English tutor. From children to adults, we provide the quality education they need for their development. In addition to education to destitute areas, we ensure that students and children here have the resources they need to achieve success in academics

Importance of our work section and some of the impacts:
In Rwanda, there are many UN sustainability goals that Strive2Thrive Edu strives to solve. These goals include well-being, quality education, reduced inequalities, and partnership for achieving goals. Our classes teach children with health conditions like albinism and poverty struck communities about health, and hygiene to better cope with general medical issues they might be facing. Our initiatives also strive to provide the less fortunate students with the skillset they need to excel professionally and academically

Read More About Our Programs


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United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (UN SDGs) Section:

 
 

  • 3.3 END THE EPIDEMICS OF NEGLECTED TROPICAL DISEASES, WATER-BORNE DISEASES, AND OTHER COMMUNICABLE DISEASES
  • 3.4 REDUCE BY ONE-THIRD PREMATURE MORTALITY FROM NON-COMMUNICABLE DISEASES THROUGH PREVENTION AND TREATMENT AND PROMOTE MENTAL HEALTH AND WELL-BEING
How we are advancing it/how does our work relate: Through our classes on health and well-being, we promote a healthy and hygienic lifestyle. Through our programs, we help individuals and communities live healthier lives by enhancing their mental, physical, and socio-emotional health by increasing their knowledge and influencing their attitudes towards caring for their health. Students' attitudes about physical health and academic performance are both improved thanks to these classes.

  • 4.1 FREE PRIMARY AND SECONDARY EDUCATION
  • 4.3 EQUAL ACCESS TO AFFORDABLE TECHNICAL, VOCATIONAL AND HIGHER EDUCATION
  • 4.4 INCREASE THE NUMBER OF PEOPLE WITH RELEVANT SKILLS FOR FINANCIAL SUCCESS
  • 4.5 ELIMINATE ALL DISCRIMINATION IN EDUCATION
  • 4.7 EDUCATION FOR SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT AND GLOBAL CITIZENSHIP
How we are advancing it/how does our work relate: Here at Strive2Thrive, we provide health and Education for everyone willing to learn - without discrimination. We also aim to help adults who want to improve their professional skills and tutor them in subjects like business, finance, and commerce. Strive2Thrive is partnered with organizations that provide free education in underprivileged areas. Hopefully, this will help reduce inequalities in education and give these students a better chance at academic and professional success.

  • 10.1 REDUCE INCOME INEQUALITIES
  • 10.3 ENSURE EQUAL OPPORTUNITIES AND END DISCRIMINATION
How we are advancing it/how does our work relate: Strive2Thrive Edu provides free education and skill development classes in Rwanda. Most students who make use of our services include underprivileged communities, orphanages, etc. We know that our donations are going to those who need them and we hope that this will help reduce income inequalities. Through our vigilant education standards, we can give adults the financial classes they need to be more proficient at money management and reduce the large wealth gaps that formed due to the lack of equal education.

  • 17.16 ENHANCE THE GLOBAL PARTNERSHIP FOR SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT
  • 17.17 ENCOURAGE EFFECTIVE PARTNERSHIPS
How we are advancing it/how does our work relate: Strive2Thrive Edu partners with community and learning centers throughout the country to ensure that everyone has the opportunity to learn, even if they do not have access to technology. Our partnership can provide needed donations, lessons, etc. to underprivileged children. We engage these organizations in projects that contribute to several Sustainable Development Goals. Additionally, we hope that by partnering with this organization and others in the future, we can create an environment that helps more students succeed

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