Students and staff of Rusizi campus on April 25, 2018 conducted a community outreach in Gihundwe Sector, which includes: rehabilitation of houses and latrines, providing medical insurance also known as ‘’Mutuelle de Santé’’ and provide also food items to vulnerable people in Burunga Cell, Karorabose Village.
As part of the University of Rwanda objectives of preparing students for service to their communities and country at large, Rusizi campus organized a community based activity. Students and staff joined the local authorities led by the in-charge of social affairs at Gihundwe sector Mr. Michel SEBAGABO.
This activity was conducted in three phases: the first phase was to rehabilitate the houses and latrines of two families including one of Mrs. KAMANYANA Thacienne who stays with one kid, and the family of Mrs. NTAHOMPAGAZE Barbine with her two kids.
The second phase was to provide full coverage of medical insurance ‘’mutuelle de santé’’ for three families; the aforementioned families and another family of Mrs. UWANYIRIGIRA Marie Chantal with her four children. The third phase was to provide them with food items like maize flour, cooking oil, soap and Colgates.
In her speech, the head of Rusizi campus reminded the students the role they should play as UR students in the surrounding community in order to help them in solving community problems. The University of Rwanda is fully committed in supporting local communities to overcome all human security related issues.
The in charge of social affairs at the sector level thanked the University of Rwanda for engaging in the community by supporting vulnerable people within the sector and the commitment shown in the ‘’bye bye umwanda’’ program, he also requested the university to spread the outreach activity to other sectors of Rusizi District. All families were thankful for the university and the government of national unity.