Media Editors urged to be involved in advancing early literacy in Rwanda

Media Editors urged to be involved in advancing early literacy in Rwanda

Kigali, 3rd January 2017, the Save the Children in partnership with the Media High Council conducted a media editor’s workshop on the role of media in advancing early literacy in Rwanda held at Lemigo Hotel.

The workshop aims at encouraging media practitioners to cover literacy stories, mobilize media to publicize community best practices that promote literacy, engage media practitioners to be lead advocates and promoters of literacy.

While officiating the workshop, Peacemaker Mbungiramihigo, the executive Secretary of the media High Council thanked the Save the Children for their partnership to build the capacity of Rwandan media.

He emphasized that the skills acquired from the aforementioned workshop will enable media practitioners to play a vital role in advancing early literacy in Rwanda.

Brian Becket, Save the Children Expert said that the media editor’s workshop is a basis of fruitful partnership to ensure quality education in Rwanda.

According to Steven KALISA, the Director of RC Rubavu, the workshop was a good opportunity for media practitioners to understand the challenges which hinder early literacy in Rwanda.

Participants recommended Save the Children to continue such kind of training to enable media practitioner’s to involve efficiently in advancing early childhood education in Rwanda.