On October 19, a live webinar event was organized by the Rwanda Education Board (REB) to celebrate recent successes to increase access to literacy materials for students with disabilities, and to discuss commitments to further this work. During the webinar, which took place amidst the ongoing celebrations of Rwanda’s National Literacy Month, USAID Soma Umenye unveiled video storybooks presented with Rwanda sign language, and committed to partnering with the Government of Rwanda to finalize a Rwanda Sign Language Dictionary and a standardized Kinyarwanda braille code.

On 21st September 2020, the Ministry of Education in partnership with the Ministry of Youth and Culture through Soma Rwanda launched the National Literacy Month to strengthen the reading and writing culture. The launch took place in Rwanda Broadcasting Agency Studio, so that the public could follow it live on national Radio and Television, due to COVID-19 preventive measures, given that there could be no gatherings as it used to be in the past. The ceremony was presided over by Hon. Edouard BAMPORIKI, the Minister of State in the Ministry of Youth and Culture.

On June 15th, 2020, Bonifride Nyirahabimfura is sitting with her children, Japhet Nkundimana and Aristide Byiringiro, to follow a Kinyarwanda radio lesson. The children attend the GS Shyorongi Reading Club, in Shyorongi Sector, Rulindo District.

The Permanent Secretary in MINEDUC Samuel Mulindwa has urged parents to spend at least 15 minutes a day reading together with their children at home to boost a culture of reading while improving their children literacy skills and ultimately to better their learning outcomes.

The message was delivered on Wednesday 5th in Burera District, Kagogo Sector at E.P. Sozi, while the Permanent Secretary with the USAID Mission Director Leslie Marbury were launching the National Reading Campaign under the theme “Make Time for Reading!”

The Minister of State for Primary and Secondary education Dr Isaac Munyakazi alongside H.E Jo Lomas, British High Commissioner to Rwanda officially launched the DFID funded English and Mathematics textbooks for all public and government aided primary schools across Rwanda. About 4 million textbooks will be supplied to all schools in 30 districts of Rwanda starting from the City of Kigali.

The Minister of state for primary and secondary education Dr Isaac Munyakazi and the British High Commissioner to Rwanda H.E Jo Lomas launched the digitized tool-kits that have been uploaded to REB’s e-learning platform.
The toolkit are self-study resources developed by Building Learning Foundations and Rwanda Education Board that support teachers of lower primary to improve their teaching practice in English and Mathematics. The tool-kits digitization programme will give access to all teachers of English interested in self-study to improve their teaching practice in English.

Umunyamabanga wa Leta ushinzwe amashuri abanza n’ayisumbuye Dr Isaac Munyakazi,aravuga ko mu gihe cya vuba biteganywa ko nta mwana uzongera gusangira n’undi igitabo,kuko ngo buri mwana wese wo mu Rwanda agiye guhabwa igitabo k’ikinyarwanda ndetse n’icy'umwarimu.

Mu gihe u Rwanda rukizihiza ukwezi kwahariwe gusoma no kwandika, Abanyarwanda barahamagarirwa kubyitaho no kubitoza abana, mu mashuri no mu rugo.
Ibi ni ibitangazwa n’Umunyamabanga wa Leta muri Ministeri y’Uburezi ushinzwe amashuri y’inshuke, abanza n’ayisumbuye, Dr. Munyakazi Issac, muri uku kwezi kwahariwe gusoma no kwandika kuzasoza tariki ya 30 Nzeri 2019.

From February to May 2019, five students from Belgium stayed in Rwanda for an internship with VVOB. They taught biology, physics and physical education in lower and upper secondary in three schools. The internship was in line with VVOB’s five-year programme on Leading Teaching and Learning Together in Rwanda. The knowledge and practices imparted by the interns increased the learners’ passion of science and improved teachers’ skills pertaining to teaching science topics.