As the world gears up to decide on the next set of global development goals, girls from across Rwanda are making their voices heard.
Last week, Girl Hub Rwanda’s Ni Nyampinga girl ambassadors helped 80,000 copies of the MyWorld Survey – the UN’s public consultation on the post-2015 Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) – reach youths in every corner of the country.
“Girls across Rwanda are leading the charge to amplify youth voices in the post-2015 agenda,” said Amina Mohammed, special adviser to the UN secretary-general on post-2015 development planning.
On Friday 15 March, the One UN Rwanda launched the offline version of the MY World Survey with the aim of reaching 80,000 children from all Districts in Rwanda within a two week period.
The UN joined with Girl Hub Rwanda to distribute and receive the offline surveys that have been translated into Kinyarwanda through Girl Hub’s “Ni Nyampinga Ambassadors.” Ni Nyampinga is a locally produced Rwandan youth brand that aims to enable and inspire adolescent girls to reach their full potential. These Ambassadors representing Rwanda’s 30 Districts will distribute the offline surveys through 200 volunteers across the country. The volunteers work as community health workers and teachers and will reach school children and those children currently out of school. Continue reading “Launch of Offline MY World Survey in Rwanda Expected to Reach 80,000 Children”