HER/etiquette x Unicef 2019: Education Initiative for Children in Rwanda

Nel-Olivia Waga
June 6, 2019

Since 2014, the early days of HER ETIQUETTE I’ve been involved in supporting several UNICEF projects. Now UNICEF and I sat down together and decided to focus HER/etiquette’s support on their “Education for Children in Rwanda” programs, to ensure an impactful collaboration and best possible fit.

With each of HER/etiquette’s paid partnership projects in 2019, part of the revenue will be donated to UNICEF in support for “Education for Children in Rwanda”. HER/etiquette’s event activities and campaigns will also help raise funds for this initiative.

WHY EDUCATION?

I truly believe that education is key to living a more prosperous, healthy and well life. A holistic education leads to more confidence and creativity, to understanding and awareness. These factors are the basis of a good and socially integrated life. Especially in countries that are led by poverty and less fortunate circumstances, education can prevent from major issues such as violence, crime, infections, illnesses or early pregnancies.

Today’s children are our future, which is why I continue supporting UNICEF by focusing my contributions on “Education for Children” in Rwanda.

WHY RWANDA?

Rwanda is a small and beautiful landlocked country in East Africa. The population is rural and young; approximately 43% are under age 15.

Rwanda has made significant progress towards economic prosperity and human development over the past two decades. Rwanda has one of the fastest growing economies in central Africa, and was one of the few countries to achieve all the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs). Political stability, strong governance, fiscal and administrative decentralization, and zero tolerance for corruption are among the key factors supporting the country’s inclusive growth and development.

Yet, the country still faces some significant development challenges. Chronic malnutrition (stunting), early childhood development, neonatal mortality, the quality of education, and prevention of violence against children require continued attention.

Poverty remains widespread in Rwanda; 39 per cent of the population live below the poverty line and 16 per cent live in extreme poverty. Children are disproportionally affected by poverty (44 per cent) and experience multiple overlapping deprivations of basic needs, compounding its impact. Despite steady economic growth, inflation is rising and development assistance for social sectors is declining, while national revenues, though growing, are insufficient to address the demands of social and economic sector growth.

UNICEF began its development work in Rwanda in 1986, which is the year I was born. Back then the focus was mostly on emergencies. Today, Rwanda has developed – and UNICEF has achieved amazing goals by helping this country. The new 2018-2023 Country Programme will continue to support the realization of the rights of every child, especially the most disadvantaged.

Should you also be interested in contributing to UNCEF’s impactful work in saving, nourishing and educating the children which are not as fortunate as we are, please support and donate here:

UNICEF Switzerland
Spendenkonto: PC 80-7211-9
IBAN: CH88 0900 0000 8000 7211 9
BIC: POFICHBEXXX
Charity Number: CHE-107.835.495

Furthermore you will find an overview of their current global programs here – and how you can get involved.

"Children are our greatest treasure, they are our future.
NELSON MANDELA

HER/etiquette

Founded in 2014, re-launched in 2019 – by Nel-Olivia Waga. It is an international luxury lifestyle blog, that features stories under the aspect of a conscious mindset. It collaborates with leading brands and specialists who share the idea of generating a positive impact in the world. Based in Zurich and London, it covers local hotspots and global trends around sustainability, innovation, well-being, beauty, travel, time, art, business and charity.

Nel-Olivia Waga is the Founder & Publisher of HER/etiquette. She is a Marketing Specialist, an Author and Entrepreneur, most passionate about well-being, travel and art. Her work can regularly be seen in her column on FORBES. Her consulting studio HER CONCEPT, creates and co-ordinates holistic marketing projects for private banks, luxury brands and hotels around the world – based on strategies with passion, purpose and sustainable impact.

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Photography: Nel-Olivia Waga by Thomas Buchwalder. Nature by Tourism Rwanda-Podium.org. UNICEF Education Program by UNICEF/Park ©

CONSCIOUS LUXURY

#ConsciousLuxury is the theme of HER/etiquette. We combine luxury lifestyle with consciousness. Each story we share, is underlined with values. The purpose and innovation of the brands we collaborate with, are as important to us, as their initiatives towards ethical craftsmanship, sustainability and social responsibility.

This is our first step in contributing to the global movement of creating a more positive impact in the world – and in you.

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