Poverty a key barrier to Education

Despite a major reduction of poverty after ending Genocide discrimination in Rwanda where our parents and Rwandan in general were not allowed to go to school due to poverty and Genocide discrimination, more than 63% of Rwandans in general continue to live below the poverty line, with rural populations especially suffering. Poverty affects a large majority of Rwandan children, having serious effects on their access to nutritious food, education, health services, etc. Social protection programs that directly work with and benefit the poor are offered by the government and non-governmental organizations.
Children from the richest 20% of families are more likely than poor children to have a skilled attendant at birth, be registered at birth, attend school, not be underweight and attend Nursery and primary school. More than 90% of Rwanda’s poor population lives in Rural Areas and 80% of poor households work in agriculture. Thus results the lack of education of their children .

More than 90% of Rwanda’s poorpopulation lives in rural areas, and 80% of poor households workin agriculture, farming and other domestic services.