Models (8)

CARE Rwanda’s Programs use a number of robust and proven 'models' to deliver their goals. For us, a model is an approach that not only delivers an impact, but is also simple, sustainable and cost effective enough to be replicated and scaled-up, not only by CARE but also by partners and other actors, including by the Government where appropriate. We work hard to document our models and to share them with all stakeholders so that they can be understood, adapted and adopted.

  Overview: Created in 2009, the Case Management and Grassroots Activism Model focuses on three levels: capacity of duty bearers, community awareness and support, and accountability of duty bearers to the community. Capacity of duty-bearers: Rwandan law assigns clear responsibilities to prevent GBV and support its victims. A minimum package of services is available within the referral systems, including health, psycho-social and legal support. Structures exists up to the lowest administrative level. However, lack of…
  Overview: CARE International's Climate Vulnerability and Capacity Analysis (CVCA) model establishes awareness about how climate change policies, strategies, and programs can integrate social justice, gender equality, and empowerment, and how women's empowerment and other programs can integrate the additional challenges posed by climate change. It highlights the dramatic affects that climate change specifically has on vulnerable groups who make up some of the poorest communities in the world. By using local knowledge and scientific…
  Overview: CARE's 'Nkundabana' Community Mentorship model seeks to provide OVC, without (sufficient) adult support, with a volunteer mentor from their community who helps them in multiple aspects of their lives. The participating children choose adults they trust to serve as their Nkundabana (volunteer mentor). With training and guidance from CARE, each mentor helps several child-headed or vulnerable households. Via regular home visits, the Nkundabana supports the children’s emotional well-being, assesses their physical needs, and acts…
  Purpose: The purpose of the Social Analysis and Action Model (SAA) is to challenge negative norms and behavior around sexual and reproductive health (SRH) including family planning (FP). Description: According to the World Health Organization, “the most powerful causes of poor health are the social conditions in which people live and work, referred to as the social determinants of health. Evidence shows that most of the global burden of disease and the bulk of…
  Purpose: The Journeys of Transformation Model aims at engaging men in the promotion and protection of women’s rights. Description: The model focuses on men’s engagement in women’s economic empowerment, recognizing that this kind of empowerment cannot take place in a sustainable way unless widely supported, and might even have negative consequences such as increased GBV if men feel threatened by it rather than seeing its advantages. It is not narrowly focused on economic empowerment…
  Overview:   Early childhood development (EDC) is critical, not only for life long health, but also a means to reduce intergenerational transmission of poverty. Impoverished children often have the most deprived upbringing, setting them up for poor school achievement and lower lifetime earnings. Long-term studies have demonstrated positive associations between a child’s involvement in Early Childhood Development (ECD) programs and his/her readiness for primary school, and increased life-long income. In addition, family members report…
  Overview: CARE believes that empowering women economically can be a powerful driver towards greater equality and opportunity in other spheres of life. CARE’s flagship Village Savings and Loan (VSL) methodology, developed by the organization here in Africa more than twenty years ago, is a simple, low-cost approach which has already provided hundreds of thousands of Rwandan women with the opportunity to harness their skills and energy to businesses and enterprises and transform their lives…
  Overview:   CARE Rwanda's Community Score Card Model (CSC) is a participatory process designed to engage citizens in assessing and giving feedback on the quality and effectiveness of the public services they receive. It allows citizens to participate in decision-making, call for transparency and accountability, and enable improvement in the quality of service delivery. CSC increase participation, accountability, and transparency between service users, providers, and decision-makers. The CSC ensures that communities, service providers, and…