Interview: Tantine continues to educate Rwandan teens

6 October 2017

Digital Content

A lack of awareness of reproductive health knowledge by many young people in Rwanda has prompted the creation of Tantine, which is an online platform that aims to inform and advise individuals about reproductive health knowledge. The platform was created by two medical students from the University of Rwanda.

Muzungu Hirwa Sylvania and Uhirwa Sylvie began by creating a Facebook group which consisted of mentors who were medical students, as well as various refugee teens, who accessed the group via the refugee camp administration’s smartphones and laptops.

Tantine offers mentorship and counselling services to Rwandan teenagers, which is provided by a team of professional medical doctors and psychologists to deliver reproductive health education. The app has helped many young people in Rwanda and continues to make an impact. Tantine was developed through an innovation accelerator programme that supports young entrepreneurs, an initiative of the United Nations Population Fund. IT News Africa interviewed the founders of Tantine to find out about the inspiration behind the platform, challenges and future plans.
Read the full interview on ITNews Africa here.