Gishari Integrated Polytechnic donates house to Genocide survivor

Gishari Integrated Polytechnic (GIP) on Thursday donated a house to a survivor of the 1994 Genocide against the Tutsi. The house is worth Rwf 9 million, a contribution made by both Staff and students from GIP.
Director General of WDA Jerome Gasana officiating at the hand over ceremony.
The ceremony to handover this house located in Munyiginya sector of Rwamagana district was presided over by the Director General of WDA Jerome Gasana. He emphasized how important skills acquired must be used to serve the local community surrounding TVET schools.
Didas Hitiyaremye 23, the beneficiary narrating how difficult it has been not having a stable home.
The role-played by the Rwanda national Police through GIP staff and students to foster self-reliance among vulnerable families was also commended in this initiative.
Hitiyaremye joined by the DG, GIP officials and local authorities in his new sitting room.
Didas Hitiyaremye 23, the beneficiary of the said house expressed how he is optimistic for a change of life, having passed through a lot of hardships due to being an orphan. He believes the house will bring a peace of mind to concentrate on any kind of work that raises his standard of living.
Mayor of Rwamagana district Rajab Mbonyumuvunyi.
The Mayor of Rwamagana district Rajab Mbonyumuvunyi also commended this support, saying Hitiyaremye has been receiving support at sector level but the issue of accommodation has been a challenge to local authorities. He added that such programs would help in realizing the idea of forming role model villages in every sector to enable vulnerable families have stable homes as well.
Acting Principal of Gishari Integrated Polytechnic ACP Damas Gatare
The Acting principal of Gishari polytechnic ACP Damas Gatare said their goal is to train youth in line with existing government policies like vision 2020 and EDPRS 2; a reason why such community outreach programs have been emphasized to make TVET more relevant.
Front view of the house.

Last year, through the Integrated Polytechnic Regional Centers (IPRCs) 21 houses were constructed and donated families of Genocide survivors, one of them being Rwf 60 million worth, donated by IPRC South. With any possible means, Gasana pledged to keep playing this role through skills offered in different TVET schools.


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