Familiarization Visit for UNICEF Representative

ADRA Rwanda Country Director, Geoffrey Kayonde, ECD Construction Project Manager, Engr. Kayihura Nyundo, and the Field Education Coordinator for Mahama Camp, Gerald Sserwadda, accompany new UNICEF country representative, Ms. Julianna Lindsey, UNCHR country representative, Mr. Ahmed Baba Fall, and staff for a familiarization visit at the ECD Construction sites at Mahama Refugee Camp located in Kirehe District. 

From left: ADRA Rwanda Country Director, Geoffrey Kayonde, UNICEF country representative, Julianna Lindsey, and UNHCR country representative, Ahmed Baba Fall inside one of the classrooms.
Gerald Sserwadda (with black mask), ADRA's Field Education Coordinator at Mahama camp with UNHCR country representative and staff.

Last year (2019), ADRA Rwanda in partnership with UNICEF and UNHCR built 18 classrooms in the camp. Currently, 10 additional semipermanent structure classrooms are under construction A total of 28 classrooms will be available once construction completed to accomodate for more refugee children to be able to go to school.

The construction site workers include both male and female refugees, many who are parents, are given an opportunity to earn some income.

Mahama Camp has two Early Childhood Development (ECD) complexes. One complex consists of 5 classrooms, also called stimulation rooms. Three rooms were built by ADRA in 2016 and two in 2017. The second complex consists of 6 rooms and were all built in 2017.

A completed modern ECD classroom
Inside the classroom or stimulation room
From the left: Julianna Lindsey, ECD Project Manager, Engr. Kayihura Nyundo, and Ahmed Baba Fall have a discussion about the classrooms.