On Friday 15 September 2017, Rwandan Youth celebrated the International Youth Day.
The International Youth Day usually takes place on 12 August, but was rescheduled on 15th September 2017 in all Districts of Rwanda where young Rwandans did different activities including renovating the houses of vulnerable people in the prepared community services and volunteering.
Speaking at the event, Minister of Youth Mrs Mbabazi Rosemary urged youth, in Kaniga sector, to work for the creation of jobs and embrace the entrepreneurship mindset.
Minister Mbabazi thanked a small number of young entrepreneurs who showcased their products during this event, noting that these youths created jobs for peers and that should be captured by all youths of Gicumbi District.
“We want to see more products of young Rwandans here, maybe next time we shall see more of activities created by you,..” Mbabazi told the Youths in Gicumbi District.
The International Youth Day was celebrated under the theme:” Youth Embracing Peace, Pillar of Sustainable Development” which was taken from the global theme “Youth Building Peace”.
Speaking on the role of Rwandan youth in promoting peace, Mbabazi noted that the Country cannot get anywhere without peace, and where the country is today is because it has peace, that has to be sustainable for the generations to come.
AHISHAKIYE Jean-Damascene, Youth representative in Gicumbi District said they are doing their best to help peers change the mindset on the entrepreneurship by just choosing to start for little means because the district holds opportunities.
In Gicumbi, there good soil for agriculture, animal husbandry, business activities with exchange to Ugandan counterparts through Gatuna Border.
“Youth will continue to play a crucial role in the construction of our Country; we will continue to fight all obstacles including drugs addiction.” He said.
As the event was held in Kaniga Sector of Gicumbi District, the area also holds the story of the liberation struggle which is the real source of peace that the entire country enjoys today.