Youthconnekt Month To Kick Off In Rwanda

illness geneva;”>During this month, youth from all Districts will participate in various activities ranging from economic development, social develop and service to communities. The Theme has been set as “The Promise of a generation”.

This was revealed in the Press Conference held on Tuesday, April 30, 2013; The Permanent Secretary in the Ministry of Youth and ICT, Rosemary Mbabazi speaking to the press said that “Last year during the YouthConnekt Convention Youth proposed that there can be a YouthConnekt Month where they can contribute to the development of our country.

They’ll meet together and be able to contribute to National building especially focusing on their role in building our society.”

The launch of this month at National level will take place on 3rd May in Ngororero District, while the closing ceremony at National Level will take place on the 31st May in Nyarugenge District.


The Executive Secretary of National Youth Council, Alphonse Nkuranga, said that during YouthConnekt Month there will be also a YouthConnekt dialogue, where Youth will be discussing on their role in fighting against Genocide ideology to build a better country.

Different activities will be done like visiting sick people at hospitals and support them in various ways, umuganda to support vulnerable persons, awareness campaign for ‘one cell one cooperative’ and visit role model youth cooperative at cell level, facilitate registration of new cooperatives, a lecture on mindset change towards employment; and to get tips about developing bankable projects.

Youth will be sensitized to embrace the culture of kuremera at village level where they’ll support their fellows umuganda and financially; and young Rwandans will get skills on how to embrace Kwiharika where they’ll have to own a productive asset (such as a small business, a couple of fruit or banana trees in the garden, a domestic animal, etc) and encourage them to learn about saving at the early age.

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