The Development Of Rwanda

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The ways that the African country of Rwanda has been able to transform itself from a grief stricken state devastated by genocide to a vibrant and prospering country in just a matter of twenty years is a remarkable feat that deserves be noted and celebrated. In the recent 58th Session of the Commission on the Status of Women, the theme that centered around the challenges and achievements in the implementation of the Millennium Development Goals for women and girls was of a particular interest to Rwanda, as the country had much to share about it’s commitment and progress made in implementing many of the MDGs. Rwanda’s success can be attributed to a number of innovative initiatives to improve the livelihoods of it’s citizens. While it is important to recognize that challenges still exist within the country, initiatives such as the Vision 2020 Umurenge Program and the Economic Development and Poverty Reduction Strategy (EDPRS) have and are currently working to transform Rwanda into a knowledge-based middle-income country. With these initiatives comes a necessary focus on reforms aiming to improve the quality and accessibility of education. The basic source of power for individuals in a society is access to education and information, so as a result, Rwanda needs to continue to put policies and initiatives that work to improve education as a priority in order for the country to reach it’s transformation goals and prepare itself for a continuing future of prosperity and success. To better understand how Rwanda has come to rebuild itself and has found success in achieving international goals such as those set out by the United Nations, it is important to know about some of the main transforming initiatives that the country is currently un... ... middle of paper ... ...ides in improving education that most likely have contributed to the success of the rebuilding of the country. However, barriers still exist, and to fully prepare future generations to ensure that Rwanda continues upon a path of success, an education system that is as accessible and innovate is vital. Education is always advancing, with new curriculum and technologies always coming to transform and improve it. My research on education policy around the world, especially in developing countries, has continually shown that education is key to the success and prosperity of societies. As a result, an emphasis on the importance of investments and efforts in education policies and goals will ensure that Rwanda continues to experience success and prosperity in it’s rebuilding efforts and perhaps will never have to endure the pain and devastation caused by genocide again.
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