A delegation of more than ten people from Germany are in Rwanda learning and exchanging ideas on development with Plan International, a non-governmental organization that works all the world to promote girl child rights among other intervention obligations.
The delegation comprises officials from Plan International Deutschland or Germany office that are now paying visits to sectors and districts where the NGO operates.
On the very first day of their visit just yesterday the Dutch guests along Rwanda Plan International Country Director Marie Gladys Guerrier Archange paid visit to Bugesera district in the Eastern Province Program Unit where modern housing low income estates are built for the poor in a place which will be home to the largest international airport in the land of a thousand hills.
They met Bugesera Mayor Emmanuel Nsanzumuhire that took them around the secondary school by the NGO-built in collaboration with ODW Plan International Norge or Norway office.
In Bugesera they will visit Early Childhood Care and Development (ECCD) centers built by the Program Units under Rwanda office with help from the Germany bureau. They will also stop at the Village Savings Groups.
The visit will continue in Gatsibo district in the same province where they intend to be at the Program Unit works done by the interaction of offices in different countries with the Rwandan one.
The delegation’s visit to Rwanda follows the adoption of the Agenda to make cities safe for girls that was pushed forward by the NGO to better suit the girl child with the vastly evolving city livelihood where they are most vulnerable to rape, aggression, and other forms of discrimination and crime.
The ratification for the adoption of the new agenda was done by 90 countries where Plan International operates and signed by UN-Habitat Deputy Executive Director Aisa Kirabo Kacyira, former Kigali city mayor.
The agenda was adopted by the UN member states in Quito, Ecuador, at the United Nations Conference on Housing and Sustainable Urban Development (Habitat III).
“More than 20 million girls migrate or are displaced to cities each year where they are vulnerable,” says Plan International Global Girls’ Rights Programming Adviser Alex Munive adding that such vulnerability is not accepted in years after violence experiences in developed cities of the world.
Girls are, UN-Habitat, special groups that need protection in such developing places to allow them their rights.