Umubano Academy is APIE’s pilot project in Kigali.
At the heart of our model stands Umubano Academy. The word umubano is Kinyarwanda for co-operation; and Umubano Academy embodies this spirit of working together on a local, national and international scale.
Through a combination of strong local leadership and international expertise, the school has become recognised as a centre of excellence in Kigali, ranked third in a 2017 Schools Peer Review (out of 215) and best in its district; rated 95% in a recent government inspection; and has recently become Rwanda's first Lead School for Peace.
Staff are able to demonstrate best practice in a range of subjects, including ICT, Early Childhood Education, Special Educational Needs and Education for Peace. The school is also rapidly becoming a hub of professional development practice, with the aim of improving the quality of education for all children, teachers and communities in Rwanda.
To find out more about the school visit their website here, or get in touch to find out more about the model and how it is contributing to educational transformation in Rwanda.