14 December 2012

Rwanda: First Lady Urges Green Hills' Old Students to Be Exemplary

THE First Lady, Jeannette Kagame, on Wednesday evening called upon old students of Green Hills Academy to lead by example.

While speaking during the launch of the Green Hills Academy alumni association, she urged the former students to always set good example for their young ones to follow.

She expressed gratitude towards the responsible individuals the former students have turned out to be.

"We are very proud of who you have become. You are not only legends but our future is in your hands. With this attitude, you will lead this country," she said.

Mrs. Kagame further pledged to facilitate the alumni association while working together with the other board members of the school.

Alpana Mukherjee, the Principal of the school, said that through the alumni association, the old students will be able to celebrate together the exceptional growth of the school since its inception in 1997.

Joseph Byiringiro, a teacher who has been there since the school began, said he was very happy to see his old students as grownups with a lot of success stories.

The association will help reconnect the students, and help them reflect on what role they can play in further growth of the school.

So far, over 400 students have gone through the school since 2003.

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