Urunana Development Communication (Urunana DC) is a Rwandan national NGO which has its foundation in the work that was originally being implemented by Health Unlimited’s Well Women Media Project since 1998. UrunanaDC is a specialized organization in Behavior Change Communication using radio and Interpersonal Communication.
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The Government of Rwanda has received a grant from the Global Fund – SSF Malaria Project which is implemented under Single Project Implementation Unit of the Ministry of Health (SPIU/MOH) through Urunana Development Communication towards the cost of UP GRADING MOBILE VIDEO UNIT (MVU) TO PROVIDE SOUND FOR COMMUNITY SHOWS. The Client intends to apply a portion of the funds to eligible payments under the contract for which this Bidding Document is issued.
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The eastern province is one of the most affected provinces by Maralia pandemic. In partnership with The Global Fund, urunana DC carried out community activities from 2nd to 6th February 2013 aimed at mobilizing the rural population from Nyagatare and Kirehe district in fighting malaria through theatrical short skits developed with key messages on the fight against Malaria. Those messages highlight the benefits of proper mosquito nets use. These activities happened few weeks after mosquito nets were given to all children under five throughout the country.
Miss Aurole Mutesi Kayibanda Miss Rwanda 2012 visited Urunana DC in its recognition as one of the organization that work towards improving the wellbeing of Rwandans mainly youth.
Being a youth, Aurole has a lot of interest in youth programs and their wellbeing. “ My parents love Urunana Soap Opera, my father never misses even a single episode, actually he is the one who made me like it at first but after following the stories, I realized that it is not only fun but also educative” Aurole responded when she was asked by the producers of Urunana soap how she got to know about Urunana.
“As Miss Rwanda, I would like to make a difference into the youths life so that they become more productive not only to their families but to the entire nation, we have to understand that we the youth are holding the tomorrow of our mother land Rwanda” Aurole mentioned among a number of things that she wants to do.
Miss Rwanda’s visit to Urunana DC was in preparation of her visit to the wonder village of Nyarurembo where she seemed eager to meet different people. Finally Aurole visited Nyarurembo and she had chats with different people. What was Aurore’s mission to Nyarurembo? Don’t miss out keep tuned to Urunana and find out in the coming episodes.
Story by Samuel K
“I have taken ten years in marriage without a baby, people started coming to me trying to seduce me into sex that if I have sex with them I will have a baby, that my husband is the one with a problem. But following Bushombe and Kankwanzi’s story, I knew that any side can have problems ( Both man and woman). Now I am waiting to get money to go for medical check up” “What can I say about Urunana program?”
“Muhire and Mugeni story provoked me to go for VCT. After Mugeni went and found she was positive and she had stayed for a period of time not knowing her status, I decided also to go for a test to know HIV status and I was happy to find I was HIV negative”