25 May 2023, Umuhuza Organization presented to Kirehe officials the outcomes of a year-long project “Championing Play,” implemented in partnership with Save the Children and funded by the LEGO foundation to promote play-based learning for children aged 0-3.

Under the project, a total of 1,200 parents from 1,200 households in four sectors of Kirehe district, including Nasho, Nyamugali, Gatore and Mahama, gained skills in making toys using locally available materials and how to integrate play into their regular parenting approaches.

A total of 1,215 children were reached. 120 Umuhuza volunteers (60 males and 60 females) facilitated the implementation of the project through the supervision of regular parenting sessions and home visits on a weekly basis.

Janviere Mukandayisenga, Kirehe Vice Mayor in Charge of Social Affairs,thanked the partners, Umuhuza and Save the Children, for their remarkable activities to promote effective parenting& child development.She promised to follow up&ensure the sustainability of the achievements.

In Kirehe District, Umuhuza Organisation carries out various activities such as ECD monitoring and supportive supervision of 694 ECD centres with over 27,000 children in 12 sectors.

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