Since the early 1990s, FHI 360 has provided strategic leadership to address some of Rwanda’s most pressing human development needs. In education, between 2008 and 2012, FHI 360 carried out the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) Rwanda Education Commons project with the Ministry of Education (MINEDUC), which used information and communication technology to supplement teaching and learning. From 2013 to 2018, FHI 360 helped MINEDUC develop and put in place a model for supporting school-based mentors in Rwanda through the Mentorship Community of Practice and its subsequent initiatives.
In health, in the 1990s and 2000s, FHI 360 helped introduce clinical care and treatment services for people with HIV in Rwanda and assisted in establishing the country’s first four sites to offer HIV services, including voluntary counseling and testing, as well as antiretroviral treatment, to prevent perinatal transmission of HIV. In close collaboration with national and local partners, FHI 360’s health activities in Rwanda resulted in the creation of new national health policies, including those that strengthen support for people living with HIV.
Today, FHI 360 continues to support Rwanda’s education development goals. We collaborate with USAID in supporting the government of Rwanda to improve the quality of foundational literacy in Kinyarwanda and to ensure that more children meet foundational literacy benchmarks by bridging gaps in access to educational resources and incorporating research-based instruction and assessments in classrooms.