| NYANZA: 173 GRADUATED IN LITERACY.
This Wednesday July 18 2012 at Rukari, Busasamana Sector, Nyanza District, Southern Province 173 people (80 men and 93 women) from Busasamana, Rwabicuma, Nyagisozi and Kigoma Sectors still in Nyanza District received their certificates in Literacy after 6 months of training.
As it was highlighted by one of the senior managers of Community Housing Foundation(CHF) sponsored by the USAID Madam Amy DAVIS, the graduands were congratulated for the good step ahead they have made in learning to write, to read and to count; she thanked the teachers for their great role in giving life skills to these people and all the partners in the implementation of this particular activity including African Evangelistic Enterprises, Save the Children Fund, DUHAMIC ADRI not forgetting the Ministry of Education and Pentecostal Church of Rwanda that follow up very closely and implements this program.
The representative of the SAID in these ceremonies Madam KAYISANABO Fina highlighted that Project that she represents supports many other projects not only in literacy but also development related ones like including the promotion of Infrastructure, Agriculture and Husbandry and declared that: “This is just the beginning; we need to see a positive change in peoples’ Welfare.”
The Chief Executive Officer/ President of Community Development Foundation International Mr. David WEIS rejoiced for this very important day and other programs that are being implemented targeting the social welfare of the community either in the Southern Province or other areas of the Country and underlined that: “It is our belief and philosophy that the best way to help is to empower people to be able to help themselves to reach a bright future.”
The Governor of Southern Province Mr. Alphonse MUNYANTWALI rejoiced for the activities of the USAID and its partners and highlighted this partnership will continue always aiming at eradicating ignorance targeting sustainable development.
Mr. MUNYANTWALI Alphonse also declared that the Southern Province counts around 35,000 illiterate people and thanked all the partners in this program from far or near, He thanked those who got their certificates and their teachers for the efforts that they have invested in this important assignment and declared that: “ This should help people to overcome the drama of ignorance, help them to plan well for their future always heading to good life because we do not learn for the school but for life.”
BYIRINGIRO Jean Paul
Public Relations & Communication Officer