President Kagame congratulates Ange Kagame and husband on newly born second child

On 20 July 2022 at 03:42

President Paul Kagame has congratulated his daughter, Ange Kagame and her husband Bertrand Ndengeyingoma on giving birth to their second child.

Kagame posted the message on Twitter along with a photo of his granddaughter holding the newly born baby.

Ange Kagame was married to Ndengeyingoma in July 2019. The couple was blessed with the first child born on 19th July 2020.

Last year, Ange Kagame joined the ‘Parenting Month’ campaign in Rwanda by sharing tips for parents on how to boost their babies’ brain development through play.

The month-long campaign was launched on 1st June 2021, by the Ministry of Gender and Family Promotion, the United Nations Children Fund (UNICEF) Rwanda, and other partners to promote positive parenting.

In the video released last year by UNICEF Rwanda; Ange Kagame, talked about how a baby’s brain develops most in the first 1,000 days at a pace never repeated again.

The video explains the various techniques such as ‘serve and return’ that parents can use to strengthen their bond with their babies while ensuring their holistic development.

At the time, Ange Kagame highlighted the role of both parents, male and female in the overall development of their baby.

In the earliest years of life, a child’s brain develops at an astounding speed of more than 1 million new neural connections every second.

This period offers once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to shape a child’s ability to learn, grow, form healthy relationships, and contribute fully to society in adulthood.

Parents are the key providers of health, nutrition, stimulation, opportunities for early learning, and protection that babies need for healthy brain development. Another area where parents can contribute significantly to a child’s development is by playing with the baby.

This helps babies learn and build crucial life skills – from problem-solving to expressing ideas – and strengthening the bond between child and parent.

President Kagame has shared a photograph of his granddaughter holding the newly born baby.
Ange Kagame with her husband arriving at a venue for CHOGM dinner at Kigali Convention Centre.