First Day of School

New backpacks. Freshly sharpened pencils. New uniforms that are still untouched by playground dirt. Excited smiles.

The first day of school is approaching quickly.

The first day of school is special day for you and your family. It is the start of a new adventure for your child and the start of a new season of the year for you as well. This year, Kigali Mom and Dads encourages you to start a new tradition on the first day of school to celebrate this special moment together! Below are some of our favorite ideas!

Share your first day of school with us by tagging #FirstDayofSchoolKigali and @kigalimomsanddads

Backpack, Camera, Smiles! An Annual Photoshoot! 

Make signs that say the year of school of your child. Snap some cute photos with them holding the sign! Check out our sample sign below for some design ideas. Make sure to share your photos with us on Facebook or Instagram!

Have a special breakfast! 

We can’t always start our days with sweet honey loaves or gooseberry cookies, but special days like today seem to require us to treat ourselves. Check out the local bakeries below to pick up some delicious and local treats for the first early morning breakfast.

  1. Brioche: Visit them at Brioche Grand Pension Plaza Kigali, Rwanda 3261
    or online!

  2. Inzora Rooftop Cafe: Visit them in the Ikirezi Bookstore at 13, KG 5 Ave, Kigali, Rwanda or online!

  3. Women's Bakery: Visit them at #13, KG 176 St or online! If you're unsure what to order, you can view their menu here

  4. RZ Manna: Visit them at 10, KG 9 Ave, Kigali, Rwanda! 

Write an encouraging note and hide it in their backpack! 

The first day of school is always full of a wide range of emotions from happiness to nervousness to tiredness after the early morning of new faces! Write a quick note to your child reminding them how loved and unique they are, and hide it somewhere in their backpack. It will light up their face when they find it later! 

How are you celebrating the first day of school? 

Don't forget to share your first day of school with us by tagging #FirstDayofSchoolKigali and @kigalimomsanddads