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 owner 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 almost 20 years of experience, including over 4 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 examples and clarifications 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 life of the Rwandans in rural areas. Although living in Nyamasheke doesn’t limit me to work in other districts as well.

January 2020

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

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During our Playful Foundational Learning we focus on Brain Development.
A. Executive Functions:
1. Working memory
2. Cognitive Flexibility
3. Inhibitory Control

B. Strengthening the left & right hemisphere and collaboration between both parts.

Through PLAY!

@KinaRwanda https://t.co/E6qzX6tYfM
TwigaDukina photo
In this video l explain Corner Play: what is it and how to organise it.
It has Kinyarwanda voice over.
https://t.co/amFazanFAh
It’s also available in English. Check my YouTube channel: Twiga dukina
@VSO_TMR @VVOBrwanda @wellspringfdn @unicefrw @REBRwanda @iee_rw @SCIRwanda https://t.co/GdRDuAJSxT
TwigaDukina photo
Every Saturday we organise a variety of sports, dance, games, drawing and reading for the children in Shangi. Through #Play we built the community. #HumanCapitalDevelopment
@Nyamasheke district @sinalpha84 @KinaRwanda @TWAGIRAYESUFide @Righttoplayrw @MukamasaboA @VSO_TMR @ https://t.co/BJfuCn7hBC
TwigaDukina photo
During our Playful Foundational Learning we focus on Brain Development.
A. Executive Functions:
1. Working memory
2. Cognitive Flexibility
3. Inhibitory Control

B. Strengthening the left & right hemisphere and collaboration between both parts.

Through PLAY!

@KinaRwanda https://t.co/E6qzX6tYfM
TwigaDukina photo
In this video l explain Corner Play: what is it and how to organise it.
It has Kinyarwanda voice over.
https://t.co/amFazanFAh
It’s also available in English. Check my YouTube channel: Twiga dukina
@VSO_TMR @VVOBrwanda @wellspringfdn @unicefrw @REBRwanda @iee_rw @SCIRwanda https://t.co/GdRDuAJSxT
TwigaDukina photo
Every Saturday we organise a variety of sports, dance, games, drawing and reading for the children in Shangi. Through #Play we built the community. #HumanCapitalDevelopment
@Nyamasheke district @sinalpha84 @KinaRwanda @TWAGIRAYESUFide @Righttoplayrw @MukamasaboA @VSO_TMR @ https://t.co/BJfuCn7hBC
TwigaDukina photo

Contact

Gerjanne van Ravenhorst
MEd Learning & Innovation

Managing Director
Advisor – Trainer – 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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