Inauguration and Celebration

In May 2022, the first cohort of trainees was bid farewell and the new cohort was welcomed to the training center!
The celebration was attended by several distinguished guests, including from the Ministry of Equality and Family Support.

In a short time, the project has become a lighthouse project, institutions and other organizations visit us and want to know how we encourage and support the young women – among other things, childcare in the same house with daily healthy care is a novelty. We also provide support with health insurance, therapy options in the event of an experience of violence, and offer cooking classes for a healthy but affordable diet.

After six months training our students finished their training and received their certificates.

Mama Courage took the ceremonial opportunity to officially inaugurate the training center. Due to COVID-19 restrictions, this was not possible in 2021. But not only the center, also a kiosk and a chicken coop were inaugurated.

Welcome to Mama Courage!

“Mama Courage” training centre in Bugesera in Rwanda has opened!
Before that, the house was expanded with toilet facilities, barrier-free access, a hand-washing station in the entrance area and, of course, equipped with chairs, tables and sewing machines.

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Under construction

A building with classrooms, a sewing workshop, play area for children, kitchen and toilets as well as the equipment like tables, chairs, blackboard, and sewing machines of course will be provided for young teenager mothers in Bugesera, Eastern Province of Rwanda, very soon.
A toilet facility will have to be added to the premises and an access to the house will be made barrier-free.
Once this preparatory work has been completed, the vocational training can begin very soon!
A small sales area our “show room” will be prepared later so that the sewn products can be offered for sale. We would appreciate financial support for this show room.

Workshop

A three-day training and multiplier training took place in Bugersa from 18 to 20 May 2021. The main topics were:



  • Introduction to HIV/AIDS and how we can protect ourselves and others. How to build values for self-esteem? Discussions on human rights rules, especially on children’s rights.
  • Various activities preceded or accompanied the workshop:
    • Preparatory meetings with local authorities, including meetings with the Vice Mayor/Social Affairs, the Gender Officer and the Director of Health in BUGESERA District.
      • Information sessions: the activity was organised and implemented in close cooperation with the district staff in charge of gender and monitoring. 25 young adolescent mothers to be trained were identified.
        • Trainings of peer educators in Bugesera district (multiplier trainings) – education and counselling, assistance of a medical nature such as paediatric treatment for children infected with HIV / AIDS – assumption of health insurance (from 1.7.2021), general accompaniment and psychological support – counselling and talking therapies.