The New Times (Kigali)

23 January 2013

Rwanda: Chinese Embassy Constructs Playground for Kacyiru School

The Embassy of the People's Republic of China has built a play ground and paved compound sidewalks for Kacyiru I Primary School.

The facilities were inaugurated on Tuesday by the Chinese ambassador to Rwanda, Shu Zhan, together with the State Minister fro Primary and Secondary Education, Dr Mathias Harebamungu.

Ambassador Zhan said the facilities were China's contribution to the government's policy of school safety.

He observed that the quality of education rely on so many aspects, including studying environment, among others.

"Students who come to school from different areas must have some facilities so that they can have a comfortable environment when they are at school," he said, adding "it is our contribution to the community welfare."

Harebamungu expressed appreciation of the good gesture, saying it shows China's commitment to support Rwandas policies and contribution to the country's development.

"It is clear that the Republic of China is committed to work hand in hand with the Government of Rwanda in order to support its policy, especially in improving the quality of education," Harebamungu said.

Reaffirming government commitment to close cooperation, he highlighted that China supports Rwanda in so many domains.

According to the school's head teacher, Joy Mutesi, the newly acquired facilities would help the school improve pupils safety and extra-curricular activities.

At this ceremony, the Chinese embassy also offered equipment to the school computer lab.

The Chinese Embassy supports Rwanda in different domains, especially in education by offering students scholarships.

Kacyiru I Primary School has 2,833 students; 1,521 boys and 1,312 girls.

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