The event was combined with the celebration of the day of Girl Child and the International Rural Women’s Day, and was graced by the First Lady Mrs Jeannette Kagame and various Government Officials, the Civil Society and Development Partners.
During the ceremonily, children were given milk as symbol of promoting healthy nutrition and fighting stunting. They were also vaccinated and given Mebendazole and Vitamin A, an activity that launched the Mother and Child Health week. Children living with disabilities were given wheelchairs to facilitate their movement. Poor families were given cows by former beneficiaries of the Girinka program.
Minister Nyirasafari Esperance of Gender and Family Promotion informed that the Campaign will last for five weeks and activities will focus on health services, sensitization on Early Childhood Development Program implementation, women and girls empowerment, educating youth on reproductive health to address teenage pregnancies and fighting against Gender based violence.
The Integrated Campaign on Governance and Family Promotion is organised by Social Cluster Ministries together with their Stakeholders