About me

My biggest passion is PLAY! I believe play is a basic need for children and I advocate for play in all schools.

My name is Gerjanne van Ravenhorst. I am the founder of the education consultancy Twiga dukina and an author, advisor, trainer and coach with a Bachelor in Education and a Master in Learning & Innovation (MEd).

I have 20 years of experience, including over 6 years in ECE in Rwanda in Nyamasheke, Karongi and Rusizi district.

In the Netherlands I have been a teacher for most of my career. I have also worked at middle management level and have led several projects in the school I was working in.

In my work I am motivated and enthusiastic and always eager to learn. I am proactive, organized, structured and reliable. My creative and innovative skills help me to think in possibilities and to be resilient.

Gerjanne in ECE

My focus during coaching and training sessions is on active participatory approaches. I provide clear instructions, real and clear examples and playful activities so that the learning becomes practical and easy to translate into the daily circumstances in the classroom.

My biggest passion is PLAY! I believe play is a basic need for children and I advocate for play in all schools. I was already playing from a very early age in nursery school and nowadays I still enjoy to play a game with peers, friends and children!

I am based in Nyamasheke district. It enables me to live with and be part of a rural community. It helps me to deeply understand the lives of the Rwandans in rural areas. Although living in Nyamasheke doesnโ€™t limit me to work in other districts as well.

Since May 2022, I run a Play Center & Community Library (Ikigo cy’imikino & Isomero Rusange) in Shangi sector, from where we organize all kinds of activities related to play, sports and reading for all ages. Read more about these activities here.ย 

October 2022

Check my LinkedIn profile to learn more about my work experience and education.

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This week we resumed our weekly Playful activities @TwigaDukina in Shangi @Nyamasheke.
Young and old learn together.

Through playful approaches learning is fun and effective!

@Righttoplayrw @KinaRwanda @Dr_Uwamariya @unicefrw @LEGOfoundation @TunozeGusoma @VSO_TMR @iee_rw https://t.co/dIPSICBtM0
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Thanks to the DDE @sinalpha84 from @Nyamasheke for paying us a visit during our @FERWAFA license D training!
Nioyonzima (Twiga dukina coach) and Desire (head teacher) explained how the training contributes to their skills&knowledge to be a good coach and role model. @MukamasaboA https://t.co/VSZj5822EC
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Day 5 of our @FERWAFA license D training in Shangi, @Nyamasheke! Every day we are learning and improving our skills!

Participants are developing confidence, planning, organisation and leadership skills.
@Dr_Uwamariya @UmuriFoundation @jimbomulisa
@KinaRwanda @NewTimesRwanda https://t.co/KQnwqnVBk8
TwigaDukina photo
This week we resumed our weekly Playful activities @TwigaDukina in Shangi @Nyamasheke.
Young and old learn together.

Through playful approaches learning is fun and effective!

@Righttoplayrw @KinaRwanda @Dr_Uwamariya @unicefrw @LEGOfoundation @TunozeGusoma @VSO_TMR @iee_rw https://t.co/dIPSICBtM0
TwigaDukina photo
Thanks to the DDE @sinalpha84 from @Nyamasheke for paying us a visit during our @FERWAFA license D training!
Nioyonzima (Twiga dukina coach) and Desire (head teacher) explained how the training contributes to their skills&knowledge to be a good coach and role model. @MukamasaboA https://t.co/VSZj5822EC
TwigaDukina photo
Day 5 of our @FERWAFA license D training in Shangi, @Nyamasheke! Every day we are learning and improving our skills!

Participants are developing confidence, planning, organisation and leadership skills.
@Dr_Uwamariya @UmuriFoundation @jimbomulisa
@KinaRwanda @NewTimesRwanda https://t.co/KQnwqnVBk8
TwigaDukina photo

Contact

Gerjanne van Ravenhorst
MEd Learning & Innovation

Founder and managing Director
Author - Advisor โ€“ Trainer โ€“ Coach

Early childhood & Primary education
Expert in play-based learning

Nyamasheke district, Rwanda
+ 250 781447354
gerjanne@twigadukina.com

TIN number: 108991740

In the past I have worked as an ECE advisor for two VSO projects in Rwanda:
Itegure Kwiga & Itegure Gusoma

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