The USAID-funded Gikuriro Kuri Bose program on Monday, December 11 started a three-day joint planning workshop for its ECD staff as well as Monitoring and Evaluation officers from 10 districts where the program is implemented, with the aim of strengthening their ability to deepen the high-quality delivery of Early Childhood Development (ECD) integrated interventions.  

The quarterly planning workshop, which takes place from December 11 to 13, is organised as the Gikuriro Kuri Bose program enters its third year of implementation.

Gikuriro Kuri Bose (GKB) is a five-year USAID-funded Inclusive Nutrition and Early Child Development Program which aims to improve the health, functioning, nutritional status, and well-being of women of reproductive age and children under five years of age, with an emphasis on the 1,000-day window, strengthen inclusion of children and adults with disabilities, and improve positive parenting and child development.

The program is implemented by Catholic Relief Services (CRS) as the prime along with four consortium members: Humanity Inclusion, UMUHUZA, Three Stones International (TSI), University of Global Health Equity (UGHE) alongside four Implementing Partners, CARITAS, AEE, YWCA and DUHAMIC ADRI.

Gikuriro Kuri Bose is implemented in 10 districts, including Kayonza, Ngoma, Rwamagana, Kicukiro, Nyarugenge, Rulindo, Burera, Nyabihu, Nyamasheke and Nyanza through

Umuhuza implements and leads the ECD component of the program.

In her opening remarks, Mathilde Kayitesi, Executive Director of Umuhuza Organisation,  recommended the participants to stick to teamwork and build on the achievements and lessons learned over the past two years.

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