YWCA Rwanda inspires children of 6 to 14 years in Bugesera and Nyaruguru districts

Young women’s Christian Association of Rwanda (YWCA) has embarked on inspiring children of 6 to 14 years to socially and financially become agents of change in their own lives in partnership with PLAN International and AFLATOUN in Nyaruguru and Bugesera districts.

Social and financial education among children proves to spark children’s sense of responsibilities to become change-makers in their homes and communities and this contributes to breaking the inter-generational cycle of poverty. Children are growing up with entrepreneurial spirit which is a catalyst not only for their own development but also to the rest of their surrounding environment.

Five core elements are based on empowering the children including Personal Understanding and Education, Rights and Responsibilities, Saving and Spending, Planning and Budgeting and Social and Financial Enterprise. The five core elements help to develop self-confidence and self-esteem of children, develop a sense of responsibility and decisions making skills, empower children to use natural resources responsibly and develop creativity and entrepreneurial spirit among children.

YWCA is highly committed to spreading financial literacy among the children to achieve the best use of available resources and this proves to be a cornerstone to shape a future community financially empowered with a great sense of entrepreneurship.