BUGESERA – The visiting UN delegation last Saturday visited ‘kitchen garden’ projects at Mareba Health centre in Bugesera district.
Led by Ambassador Abderrahim Ould Hadrami, the delegation also toured Murama Primary School, a model Child Friendly School supported by the UN.
“It is inspirational to see what you are doing here. Growing nutritious food on small land and using appropriate gardening technologies is something every country can learn from,” Abderrahim said.
Léonile Nawurumanzi, the district vice Mayor in charge of Social Affairs, said that Mareba Kitchen garden project targets pregnant women and those with children under 5.
She said that it is an initiative that started in partnership with the Government of Rwanda, UNFPA, WFP and Rwanda Flora.
“This project aims at improving food security at household level and promoting women empowerment, family planning and reproductive health.”
Charlotte Mundanikure, a-29 year-old woman and mother of five, said the project has helped her offer a balanced diet to her children.
The visitors later met with the Minister of Education, Dr. Charles Murigande and representatives of development partners, to discuss the contribution of the UN to Rwanda’s EDPRS and Vision 2020 education goals.
After the meeting, the delegation said they were impressed by the government’s efforts to increase the number of classrooms and trained teachers.