The outgoing Regional Vice President for World Vision International – East Africa, Dr. Charles Ebow Owubah has said that Rwanda communities will receive more support aimed at improving community based development activities in the country.
Dr. Charles Ebow Owubah made the remarks on February 12, 2014 while paying a courtesy call and bidding farewell to Rwanda’s Prime Minister, Dr. Pierre Damien Habumuremyi, ahead of moving to his new assignment to the US World Vision headquarters.
Dr. Charles Ebow Owubah appreciated the achievement and good partnership between Rwanda and the World Vision saying that there is evidence that the communities have made significant progress in socio-economic aspects towards self sustainability through the existing partnership.
World Vision Rwanda Country Director, George Gitau stated that in this regard World Vision plans on increasing projects funding in the districts of Ngororero, Rusizi, Nyamagabe, Nyaruguru, Gisagara plus special projects for the Nyungwe forest, with each project estimated at $5000
World Vision started working in Rwanda in 1994 and up today it provides support in areas like maternal, newborn and Child Health, health and nutrition, HIV/Aids, malaria, water, sanitation, hygiene, livelihood and food security, gender, child protection, education, disaster response, peace building, gender, environment.
World vision currently operates in 15 districts out of the 30 districts countrywide, spending at least $30.000 each year.