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Here is a story from a daycare center at 2,400 meters, built with the support of UNICEF and the Rwanda National Agricultural Products Export Council.


When you drink tea, you may savor the fragrance, taste the heat, and feel the refreshing charm of its flavor. However, you might never even think of the plight of a small family in Rwanda. The family is related to tea, but not in the way you might expect.

I am here to tell you a story about getting to work on time and parenting. Both children are taken care of in this story.

The 31-year-old Josephine Nyirakarenga climbs steadily up a steep hill in Rwanda’s western province. Two of her daughters are also nearby — one hanging on to her back, the other bouncing around like a trailblazer for her mother. Josephine works on a tea plantation that is 2,400 meters above sea level in a remote area of Rwanda. That means balancing work and family life is quite challenging.

In the morning, Josephine was always late due to the fact that she had to take care of her two small children. Fortunately, that is no longer the case. As a result, she sends her children to the nearest daycare center: Rutuku Crèche in Nyabihu Tea Estate.


There are many dangers in tea gardens for children. There is no guarantee that mothers will breastfeed their children while they work, and the children are not able to eat a balanced diet. If the child is thrown straight into the tea garden, no one will look after it. If older siblings are left to care for the children, the older ones will inevitably be late for school.

Josephine, like other parents working in the tea garden, had to wake up early to cook for her children before the UNICEF-backed childcare centre opened. She said, between picking tea, “I have to cook and bathe the children before I leave.” In the past, she had not arrived until 10am. She now doesn’t have to worry about the daily hustle and bustle, and she can work peacefully, knowing that her daughters will be cared for in a safe, clean and fun environment.

Josephine earns most of her income from tea picking. Approximately 60 percent of tea industry workers are female, and more women than men work in the industry. Therefore, people like Josephine who earn a living from it have more employment options.

With support from UNICEF and Rwanda’s National Agricultural Products Export Council, Rwandan tea gardens such as Nyabihu have started investing in daycare centers, where children can learn and play while their parents earn money to provide for their families. This is especially effective for families with dual-career parents. Their work efficiency and fiscal revenue have also improved. A higher income means a higher standard of living for households.

Josephine’s children receive daily nutritious meals and warm porridge at the Rutuku Center in Nyabihu Tea Garden. They are now learning how to count, too. She proudly remarked, “They can count to ten now, and they can speak English.” Moreover, day care centers offer safe and friendly environments in which children can socialize and learn.

“The day care center takes kindly care of the children,” Josephine said. As she watched the children grow up in a healthy, happy, and safe environment, she has strengthened her belief in the importance of providing a good start for children.

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