Girls' education: supporting refugees and the host community in preventing COVID-19

On December 16, 2020, as cases of COVID-19 continued to emerge in the country, Maison Shalom, supported by the FPGL (Paul Gérin-Lajoie Foundation) in consortium with the CECI (Center for International Studies and Cooperation ) and funded by AMC (Global Affairs Canada), donated 274 solar radios to the most needy girls in Mahama refugee camp and those in the host community. These solar radios are also equipped with flashlights which will allow the children of these families to review what they have learned at school. "We also donated 14 rainwater collection tanks of 5,000 liters each. , 20 hand washing and surface cleaning kits to partner schools around the refugee camp. These actions were carried out within the framework of the EDUFAM project ”(Richard Country Director of Maison Shalom). EDUFAM was created to strengthen the empowerment of girls, adolescent girls and women through education, in particular refugees and other vulnerable people. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, steps have been taken to help with coronavirus prevention and distance learning for students through radio broadcasts broadcast by the Rwanda Education Board (REB) Les 5 partner schools have a total of 23,445 students who will directly benefit from this support. The representatives of the beneficiaries, the local administration and the Ministry of Education thanked Maison Shalom and its partners for this timely support and reiterated their continued good collaboration.