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Articles from Rwanda

  1. Union renewal and development 27 October 2021

    Solidarity in times of crisis: the EI COVID Response Fund

    As the COVID-19 pandemic became global, education unions showed solidarity with a dedicated COVID Response Fund to support member organisations during school closures and where teachers were hit by the health crisis.

    Solidarity in times of crisis: the EI COVID Response Fund
  2. Standards and working conditions 2 August 2021

    Rwanda: SYPERWA stands by teachers during the crisis

    Rwandan education workers’ union SYPERWA organised a tour to meet teachers from private schools and help them solve the problems encountered. Thanks to Education International’s COVID-19 solidarity fund, the union has been able to map the issues for teachers affected by COVID-19, provide legal assistance to teachers suspended as a...

    Rwanda: SYPERWA stands by teachers during the crisis
  3. Union renewal and development 6 December 2020

    SYPERWA resolves to improve the financial capacity of their members

    The Education Staff Union of Rwanda (SYPERWA) has taken measures to improve the financial capacity of their members through the establishment of a solidarity fund for teachers. The decision was taken during the 3rd Congress of SYPERWA on 5th December 2020 held in Kigali.

    SYPERWA resolves to improve the financial capacity of their members
  4. Trade union rights are human rights 21 October 2020

    “Africa: Collaboration between Unions and Governments for a Better Future in Education”, by Cherine Sabry.

    Cherine Sabry

    Unions and governments have been in conflict since the dawn of time. The mere existence of unions as a force to defend workers’ rights where governments fail to do so in and of itself leads to this conflictual relationship. In Africa, unions have rarely been consulted during the COVID-19 crisis...

    “Africa: Collaboration between Unions and Governments for a Better Future in Education”, by Cherine Sabry.
  5. Trade union rights are human rights 21 October 2020

    Education International’s affiliates show tremendous solidarity amongst educators through the COVID-19 Response Fund

    From the very beginning of the COVID-19 outbreak, Education International called on global education union solidarity to help member organisations respond to the sanitary crisis and emerge stronger from it in terms of mobilising, organising and capacity-building.

    Education International’s affiliates show tremendous solidarity amongst educators through the COVID-19 Response Fund
  6. Leading the profession 17 October 2019

    “Higher ambitions for education and copyright in Africa and the world”, by Mugwena Maluleke.

    Mugwena Maluleke

    African nations actively participated in the development of the Sustainable Development Agenda that acknowledged the centrality of education in the achievement of all other plans for a better world. Like other nations of the world, they committed to the provision of a single, renewed education agenda that is holistic, ambitious...

    “Higher ambitions for education and copyright in Africa and the world”, by Mugwena Maluleke.
  7. Equity and inclusion 20 June 2018

    On the importance of education for young refugees, by Gloria Ihirwe Ntakirutinka

    Gloria Ihirwe Ntakirutinka

    On the occasion of World Refugee Day, Gloria Ihirwe Ntakirutinka, a young Rwandan refugee pursuing higher education in Senegal, shares her experience and her fight for access to higher education for refugees.

    On the importance of education for young refugees, by Gloria Ihirwe Ntakirutinka
  8. Trade union rights are human rights 1 May 2017

    This May Day, why not try solidarity?

    As the occasion to celebrate and reaffirm the value and values of trade unions, from which their principles continue to inspire, today must also serve as a lens to carefully examine our societies and institutions.

    This May Day, why not try solidarity?
  9. Achieving Sustainable Development Goal 4 25 February 2015

    African educators throw their support behind Post-2015 education agenda

    Leading stakeholders in African education made a bold statement in Kigali, Rwanda this month when they pledged to actively develop a new education agenda to help shape the future of the continent.

    African educators throw their support behind Post-2015 education agenda
  10. Achieving Sustainable Development Goal 4 4 June 2013

    Rwanda: Significant funding for vocational education and training

    EI has welcomed the announcement by Rwanda’s national Education Minister, Vincent Biruta, that technical and vocational education and training (TVET) will again be allocated a considerable part of the Ministry’s budget. This is due to TVET’s acknowledged capacity to promote skills development and bridge existing skills gaps in the labour...

    Rwanda: Significant funding for vocational education and training
  11. Trade union rights are human rights 29 March 2010

    Research by Rwandan union to inform improved support to Teachers living with HIV

    A 2000 survey in Rwanda by the National Population Office found that less than a third of respondents believed that people living with HIV should continue working. Almost a decade later, Rwandan teacher union SYPERWA (Unions of Education Personnel in Rwanda) set out to examine current attitudes towards teachers living...

    Research by Rwandan union to inform improved support to Teachers living with HIV
  12. Achieving Sustainable Development Goal 4 22 December 2009

    Imposed Anglicisation of education in Rwanda

    At the end of last year, the Rwandan government decided to impose English as the single official language of education and government, without any public debate or consultation with teaching unions. Since 1996 all three official languages - Kinyarwandan, French and English - have been used in education. The move...

    Imposed Anglicisation of education in Rwanda
  13. Trade union rights are human rights 20 September 2009

    Rwanda and Burundian unions share experience at EI EFAIDS workshop

    In mid June the Rwandan union SYPERWA organised a 3 day workshop in Kicukiro, Rwanda which brought together 45 union trainers as well as 15 teachers living with HIV.

    Rwanda and Burundian unions share experience at EI EFAIDS workshop
  14. Trade union rights are human rights 2 October 2008

    Rwanda: Death of SYPERWA General Secretary Faustin Kanamugire

    Education International regrets to announce the passing of Faustin Kanamugire, General Secretary of the former "Equipes Enseignantes du Rwanda" (EER), now known as the "Syndicat des Personnels de l'Enseignement du Rwanda" (SYPERWA).

    Rwanda: Death of SYPERWA General Secretary Faustin Kanamugire