Launched in 2014, the 12+ programmes provides girls with information on sexual reproductive health at an early age, equips them with social, economic and leadership skills, along with career development advice. This government programme targets the most vulnerable 10 – 12 year old girls nationwide, but is implemented by Imbuto Foundation in 10 districts: Burera, Gakenke, Gicumbi, Karongi, Musanze, Ngororero, Nyabihu, Rubavu, Rulindo and Rutsiro.
Through 12+ young girls aged between 10 – 12 receive lessons on self-confidence, nutritional balance, career guidance and the principles of being financially independent and sexual reproductive health knowledge. Young mentors, aged between 18 – 25 years old who are trained to empower the girls in “safe spaces”, conduct these weekly lessons.
Over 30,000 girls have graduated from the 12+ programme.
Started in 2010, the ASRH&R programme promotes positive behaviour among in and out of school adolescents aged 10 to 24 years old. The programme pairs health centres, school clubs and youth organisations to provide youth friendly services through peer educators, to help raise awareness about HIV/AIDS, as well as reducing the risk of unwanted pregnancies.
293,652 youth and adolescents have accessed ASRH youth friendly services, including STI and HIV screening and treatment, contraceptive methods, ante and post-natal counselling and male circumcision.
6,183 peer educators
190 health care providers trained in ASRH&R topics
This programme is a continuation of the original Mountain Movers programme, which was launched in 2011.
Mountain Movers II was launched in 2015 as a programme aimed at reducing HIV infections among youth aged between 15 and 24 years, as well as creating awareness on tuberculosis (TB). Parents and children are involved in special communication forums teaching them to have open and constructive conversations on sexual matters. The programme uses awareness campaigns to provide information on HIV and TB through services provided in health centres.
17,862 young people aged 15 - 24 benefited in HIV and STIs voluntary counseling and testing.
54,000 young boys and girls reached by peer educators during community sensitisations on HIV prevention.
Launched in 2001 by the First Lady Jeannette Kagame, the Family Package programme offers comprehensive HIV/AIDS services to families affected by and infected with the HIV virus. This programme was created as a response to the severe HIV/AIDS epidemic affecting the Rwandan society.
Family Package provides various services such as Elimination of Mother to Child Transmission (EMTCT) of HIV/AIDS, family planning, nutritional balance, and psychosocial support, among many others. The programme is implemented in 27 health centres through peer educators who help sensitise beneficiaries on proper care and treatment of HIV.
73,700 young people sensitised to be voluntarily tested for HIV. 26,647 women were received under the PMTCT programme in 32 health facilities.