Since October 2012, Hauguruka has implemented a project entitled “Operation Day’s Work” in partnership with Plan International Rwanda. This project has covered 21 secondary schools in Bugesera district and 29 secondary schools in Gatsibo district.
This project has produced good results. Training sessions, clubs and activities have been provided to young students to educate them on the different laws setting out the rights of children and young people.
The main objective of ODW was to raise youths’ awareness about child’s rights; to give youth the confident to speak out about their rights, and to reduce gender based violence in schools.
ODW’s activities were concluded with the “Inter-clubs tournament” event which took place on 10th June 2016 at the East Land Hotel in Kayonza. Students from many schools gathered, and the tournament evaluated to what extent these young students were aware of their rights, and how to handle violations of their rights.
In her speech at the tournament, the National Executive Secretary of Haguruka-NGO thanked Plan International-Rwanda for their collaboration during the project. She said that Haguruka-NGO was pleased to implement this project as it accorded with its mission to defend the rights of women and children.
At this ceremony, the representative of Plan International-Rwanda thanked the participants and Haguruka. He said that, even though the project had reached its end, the clubs will continue to hold activities, and he urged the students to continue fighting for their right at schools and at home. The ceremony was closed by presenting awards to the winners of the tournament.