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DIRECTORATE OF STUDENT ‘WELFARE 1. Introduction

14 Jan 2021

DIRECTORATE OF STUDENT ‘WELFARE
1. Introduction
The Directorate of Students’ Welfare is a key link to student satisfaction, success, and retention also between UR-CE Management and the Students’ leadership through Students Union of UR. Its primary purpose is to assist students in developing and achieving their educational, career as well as personal goals for timely graduation, it offers Students’ general Welfare. The Directorate promotes safe and conducive environment for students in a bid to make success happen.
Its staff provides variety of services related to accommodation, health, sports, culture, associations and discipline. This page intends to present a brief description of each activity in each and every aspect of current social life as well as the future prospects.
The following are various services offered by this office :
Accommodation : In conjunction with Students’ representatives, wardens and in consultation with the CE Management, the directorate’s office provides accommodation to students living on campus at affordable rate alongside various facilitations.
Health care : We have a clinic that functions well. It has nurses who are permanent and again we have aservice that is responsible and offers insurance to students which collaborates with the hospitals and the health centers in the whole country
The mentioned office monitors the activities of UR-CE Clinic and ensures that required healthcare services are available and accessible to all Students.
Feeding : we have a restaurant and Canteen inside the Campus where students get meals daily. This is done through student leaders and us who are always closely monitoring them.
Our directorate’s office makes sure that the proper up keep, management and use of student catering facilities during and off semesters.
• Sports/Culture/Leisure : This office is committed to developing students’ talents in various sports and cultural activities.

• The DSW’s office sees to it that the students maintain discipline at all times while on and off Campus.
• Every year, the DSW’s office makes sure that free and fair elections are conducted in Students Union. It also offers advice on modalities of formation of associations or Clubs.
2. Organization
The Directorate of Students Services has an administration office. It has also various services in charge of accommodation, sports and culture, and health. Its organizational structure can be presented as follows :
1. Director of Students Welfare
2. Sports and culture officer
3. Health and safety officer
4. 3 Wardens
o Accommodation
UR-CE has 3 hostels to accommodate female and male students. So far, rooms on campus are limited compared to the current number of students we have for accommodation. Therefore, priority is accorded to Social cases including students that are physically or emotionally challenged e.g. students with disabilities as well as girls in first year including students’s union leaders etc...
For the students’ accommodation, the Directorate of Students’ Welfare prospects :
 To prepare students accommodation policy
 In order to ensure proper management of students’ hostels, we have three wardens 1 female and 2 male.
 For students’ entertainment after classes, they shall be watching TV screens in their dining and other screens will be put in girl’s hostel.
The College has a clinic with 3 nurses. Students get their medication from the campus. These nurses provide various health services to promote and enhance good health and well-being of students that support student academic success and enhance the quality campus life. The services provided are like consultation, transfers and distribution of drugs.

To improve health care services, we are planning to start the system of voluntary counseling and testing (VCT) as one of efficient way of stopping the spread of HIV/AIDS. Knowing one’s HIV status and being able to discuss this anxiety-provoking subject with a trained professional, induces sustainable, positive behavioral change in both infected and uninfected people.

The VCT center is expected to serve at least 30 students and /or staff a day. It is planned that the clinic with collaboration of military Hospital will provide services Safe Male Circumcision (SMC) services and it will organize seminars about personal hygiene, STDs, early marriages, unwanted pregnancies, malaria and nutrition etc.
o Sports
- We are currently having volleyball, basketball, football and handball and Goal ball karate sports teams.
- Those teams will participate in friendly matches and championships at the national level.
- Inter-faculty or inter-promotion competitions is regularly organized by the sports office in different games. Such competitions aim at selecting talents that can constitute a team likely to participate in national championships.

Regarding the Competition : We had amazing teams where we took 2 trophies and we were still having chances of getting more trophies in Hand ball. Before closing the school due to COVD-19, we were a head of other teams in championship.
No Date Activities Venue Results
1 1st July 2019 We participated in National cup in female handball championship Kigali We won the first place/trophy
2 10th September/2019 Celebration of the 4th International day of sport Rukara Campus Well done
3 11-13 December 2019 Beach handball tournament Rubavu We won 3rd place
4 November 2019 Level one welcome party Rukara Campus Well prepared and coordinated
5 01-08 December/2019 Participation in East and central Africa Handball federation Kigali We won the second place. We have been awarded a trophy.
6 14-15 December2019 GISAKA Volleyball Tournament Kirehe District We won 3rd place
1 4th February 2020 We participated in Hero’s Handball competition day Byumba We won the second place with of 50,000 Rwf
1 8th February 2020 Friendly Matches with NYAGATARE Campus(basketball and football teams UR-Nyatagare - football UR-CE 1
- UR- Nyagatare 1

2 8th February 2020 Friendly Matches with NYAGATARE Campus(basketball and football teams Ur-Nyatagare Basketball URCE59
- UR- Nyagatare 40

3 9th February 2020 Japan ambassador’s Cup (KARATE team) Kigali A girl Marie Solange awarded and promoted to another level.
4 23th February to 14 March 2020 It was preparations of inter campus competitions Ur-Ce Rukara Campus Still in process
5 15th to 16 February 2020 Goal ball Championship competition 2020 Rwamagana UR-CE promoted to participate in ½ competitions.
7 29th February 2020 Men Handball team Championship Gatsibo UR-CE 20
KABARONDO fc 40
8 6-8 March 2020 women Handball team championship Nyamasheke UR-CE 20
IPRC Karongi 15
9 6-8 March 2020 Women Handball team 2020 championship Nyamasheke UR-CE 21
KITABI FC 8
9 14 March 2020 Handball championship men team Kigali - UR-CE 20
- APR FC 40

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Other Activities That Were In The Process/ Pending Until Re-Opening Of The Games
• Handball Teams Both Men and Girls Championship
• Goal Ball Teams Both Men and Women Championship
• Sports And Culture Inter-campus’s Competitions
N.B : Concerning sports, our teams were performing well in a way that if those sports activities had not been halted because of COVID 19, we would have taken the trophy again since we were Even ahead of others by then.
Our teams play courageously with the only target being the trophy.
Concerning the cultural Troup (Indangamirwa), we have the "itorero" which is good and which practices all the time and even organize different cultural events related to our Rwandan culture most of those festivals are always organized on Fridays with other groups that perform different modern dance styles.

Future prospects

-  Construct of sports/courts ground to serve students for recreational and competitive purposes and also for income generation.
-  To organize other sports activities like tennis, rugby, netball and a variety of indoor games.
-  In order to meet the recreational sports needs for disabled students, appropriate infrastructure/facilities in order to enable that category of people to develop their talents and participate in competitions.

o Culture and leisure
The office of culture is in charge of planning and management of students’ activities related to culture and leisure.
• It organizes events to promote talents of upcoming artists not only emphasize dance but on themes or topics related to the mission of UR-CE..
• It organizes the culture events
o Discipline
Normally, cases of indiscipline are handled first by the Students Union, then by the Directorate of Students’ Welfare and if necessary, complicated cases can be transferred to the Students disciplinary Committee.
A student code of conduct has been elaborated to enable students to study and work in a quiet, respectful, and nonviolent atmosphere that is conducive to the pursuit and acquisition of knowledge.
o Associations and Clubs
We have clubs and associations which are functional and active. Some of them are known at the national level and again as it is Part of every Rwandan, we participate in different government programmes. We join with others in community service ( umuganda) whether it’s inside the school and out of school.
Currently, the registered clubs and associations fall under the following categories : academic, religious, entertainment, environment, unity and reconciliation, HIV and AIDS, gender promotion, human rights, first aid, people with disabilities, genocide survivors, nonviolence, etc.
The list of those clubs is as follows :
1 National Clubs
2. International Clubs
3. Faith based Clubs
Students are organized in general association referred to as Students Union of UR-CE Leaders of students’ unions are democratically elected by students in accordance with the existing guild constitution.
The Directorate encourages students to join the various clubs or to form new ones in the event that they can cater for both their academic and social welfare.

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