Umurage Communication for Development (UmC)
Umurage Communication for Development (UmC) is locally-registered Rwandan organization specializing in developing behavior change communication programs through radio drama.
It was established as a local branch of Population Media Center (PMC), a US International NGO which has operated in more than 50 countries around the world including Rwanda (2006-2009).
Several members of the UMC team were instrumental to the success of a previous radio serial drama in Rwanda, Umurage Urukwiye (Rwanda’s Brighter Future), created by Population Media Center from July 2007 to August 2009.
Area(s) of Focus
Early Marriage, Education, Family Planning and Reproductive Health, Gender, Gender Based Violence, HIV and AIDS, Infectious Diseases, Life Skills, Malaria, Maternal, Neonatal and Child Health, Non-Communicable Disease Prevention, Nutrition, Rights Based Programs, Sexuality, Social and Behavior Change Communication, Water, Sanitation and Hygiene, Youth
Current Districts Working in Rwanda
Bugesera, Burera, Gakenke, Gasabo, Gatsibo, Gicumbi, Gisagara, Huye, Kamonyi, Karongi, Kayonza, Kicukiro, Kirehe, Muhanga, Musanze, Ngoma, Ngororero, Nyabihu, Nyagatare, Nyamagabe, Nyamasheke, Nyanza, Nyarugenge, Nyaruguru, Rubavu, Ruhango, Rulindo, Rusizi, Rutsiro, Rwamagana