Girls and boys should enjoy the equal opportunity to go to school”

10 February 2022

On Thursday, 10th February 2022, INES-Ruhengeri received the representatives of Forum for African Women Educationalists (FAWE) Rwanda Chapter along with high level Leaders from FAWE Africa Headquarters which are located in Nairobi-Kenya. The visit was aiming to organize focus group discussions with 25 FAWE/ scholars at INES-Ruhengeri who have gotten funds from the Scholars' Entrepreneurship Fund to implement their Business plans.

Mrs. Martha Muhwezi, the Executive Director of FAWE Africa addressing to the scholars (photo/Vedaste)

While she was addressing to the participants, Mrs. Martha Muhwezi, the Executive Director of FAWE Africa encouraged girls to keep working hard in their studies as they have given the opportunity to go to school. She said that education is the best gift that scholars should use effectively for serving the community where they live. She underlined that FAWE has invested in them and a good harvest is actually expected.

Scholars who got funds from the Scholars' Entrepreneurship Fund (photo/Vedaste)

Mrs. Martha Muhwezi, the Executive Director of FAWE Africa went on requesting the girls who have attended the school to advocate for their fellow young girls who did not get the same chance. “Girls and boys should enjoy the equal opportunity to go to school”, Mrs. Martha Muhwezi emphasized. 

The focus group discussions also included 6 scholars of INES-Ruhengeri who have initiated income generating activities from their own savings while they were at secondary or tertiary level. On this point, Mrs. Martha appreciated their considerable effort in savings’ culture. She called upon all scholars to open their mind and think big in creating jobs for themselves and for others after the graduation.

The group discussions started from 1.00 pm up to 3.00 pm. The Deputy Vice-Chancellor in Charge of Academics and Research at INES-Ruhengeri, Dr.  Callixte Yadufashije thanked the delegation for the considerable support that FAWE and MasterCard Foundation have provided to INES students. He promised that INES-Ruhengeri will always facilitate girls to enroll for studies in various programs that are offered by INES-Ruhengeri.

The delegation observing the organic manure samples in the Biomedical Laboratory (photo/Vedaste)

The delegation visited also the Biomedical Laboratory of INES-Ruhengeri where Mrs. Margueritte Dusingizimana and Mrs. Yvonne Sezibera (both students of 4th year in Biomedical Laboratory Sciences) were working on their project entitled “Ecological sanitation and Manure production”. The project focuses on the production of organic manure from human urine.  The delegation appreciated the good work that has been done so far and encouraged the scientist ladies to keep working well.  

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