RWANDA: Nursery and primary students graduate
School growing to meet needs, add technology
(MissionNewswire) Don Bosco Nursery and Primary School, located in the Kigali neighborhood of Kimihurura, Rwanda, recently held a graduation for its students. The school offers a quality education with programs in French and English. French is mostly used in the nursery level.
The graduation featured student performances, speeches from parent representatives and school administration, and the presentation of certificates to students who have completed the nursery level. All students received their grades as they concluded the 2023 academic year, with awards given to the best-performing students.
During this event, parents praised the teachers for their role in the development and education of their children. Parents with children who have completed the nursery level presented a gift to all teachers.
In her address, Sister Marie Josee Uwizera, head teacher of the school, highlighted that the school is consistently growing. She emphasized the school will continue to improve education rooted in Christian values and foster children who will mature into responsible citizens.
The director of the Institute of Apostolic Formation of Kimihurura, where the school is located, said, “It is a joy to see how happy the parents are and to see how the children are getting happier and more excited every year. The Salesian administration is making every effort to ensure the children continue to have access to improved education services.”
Father Jean Bosco emphasized that there will be numerous changes next year, including the addition of new classrooms equipped with technology and other programs. He praised the parents’ committee for its role in cooperating with the management of the school.
After bravely overcoming the trauma of the 1994 genocide, Rwandans looking to transform their country have made remarkable progress. Still, much remains to be done. Close to 39% of Rwandans live in poverty, according to the World Bank. Rwanda is a rural, agrarian country with about 35% of the population engaged in subsistence agriculture with some mineral and agro-processing. Many of the country’s orphaned children are the tragic result of a violent civil war. Half of all children drop out of primary school and 2.2 million people — 22% of the population — face critical food shortages.
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