Listen to Lionesses of Africa Founder and CEO, Melanie Hawken, in conversation with Lydie Hakizimana, serial entrepreneur and founder of the Happy Hearts Day Care and Nursery School in Kigali, Rwanda. The interview was recorded at the school during LoA’s visit to Rwanda for the Global Women’s Summit to celebrate International Women’s Day on 8 March 2016.
Spearheaded by two successful educational leaders in Rwanda, Happy Hearts offers an unprecedented combination of high-quality education at an accessible cost. What sets itapart from other daycare and preschools is that every single aspect of Happy Hearts has been especially designed to maximize the unlocking of each child’s potential. At Happy Hearts children learn in smaller groups allowing for more one-to-one interaction. The school’s experienced teachers have exceptional communication skills, emotional intelligence and passion for their job which ensures that each child is effectively nurtured. Engaging day-to-day programmes and special events focus on keeping the children happy, friendly and relating to the environment. The Happy Hearts curriculum is based on the Montessori philosophy which allows children to learn at their own pace and experience by themselves. It enhances creativity and curiosity as each child finds its own way and then asks teachers for help when needed.
For more information on the Happy Hearts Day Care and Nursery School, visit their website http://www.happyhearts.rw