The Southern Province of Rwanda has inaugurated six houses built by Technical Institutions in the Province for vulnerable 1994 Tutsi Genocide survivors.
This is part of the Ministry of Education program encouraging Technical and Vocational Institutes to engage in developmental projects of the people in their neighbourhood.
The Schools are in Ruhango, Nyanza and Huye districts. They include VTC Mpanda, VTC Nyanza, TSS Nyanza, IPRC-South Huye, IPRC Kavumu Campus and VTC Rwabuye as well as TSS Kabutare.
All the six houses are worth Rwf85 Million. The house built by IPRC-South in Huye is the most costly of the 6 houses and is worth Rwf40 Million, two others were worth Rwf13 million, 1 Rwf9 million, another was worth Rwf8 million and the least was worth Rwf2 Million.
Every Institute constructed the house depending on its budget. The administration would provide the money for tools and students used their strength and their knowledge to build the houses.
We can never be grateful enough for receiving this fully furnished house. We are grateful to the youth for giving us accommodation and the President of Rwanda for encouraging Good Governance,” said Dan Ndayambaje besides his wife Grace Twagiramariya the recipients of the house worth Rwf40 M.
The houses given were fully furnished with sofa chairs, cupboard, dining tables, beds and mattresses and food to last for days.
Olivier Rwamukwaya the State Minister for Primary and Secondary Schools said this act proves to the local people that students are part of the communities and they work towards their development.
For Jérôme Gasana the director of Workforce Development Authority (WDA) said this act is the beginning of the lasting relationship between local people and TVET schools