In this case study IZU Cyriaque supports a grandparent-headed household during the COVID-19 pandemic.
The IZU programme was initiated in 2016 as an innovative approach to decentralising the child protection workforce to community-level, and the cadre now comprises the frontline of Rwanda’s child protection system.
- In this case study, the IZU’s role involved conducting home visits, identifying vulnerable households, sharing information and guidance, ensuring regular follow up, and advocating for the household’s and children’s needs
- A key part of this role was to identify factors of vulnerability and risk, so as to take early action including to make sure children do return to school
- The IZU provided critical linkages with other stakeholders and service providers to help meet the household multi-faceted needs