Thursday, October 18, 2012
Rulindo school gets China support
The latest beneficiary of this relationship is Inyange Girls School of Sciences in Rulindo District, Northern Province.
During the inauguration of ‘China-Rwanda Friendship Path’, the school’s head teacher Vital Nsengimana said that the institution has benefited a lot from the Chinese government since started operation two years ago.
China-Rwanda Friendship is the reason the school got a 115metre tarmac road that connects the school to Kigali- Musanze highway.
“The Chinese government has constructed our school, stocked the computer lab with about 36 machines, given us text books, sports equipment and two volunteers who teach our students Chinese language among others,” said Nsengimana.
“The best performing students in the school will be sponsored to study in the universities in China. We are really proud of the Rwanda-China cooperation,” the head teacher said.
Inyange Girls School of Science is a project under the frame work of the Forum on China-Africa Cooperation (FOCAC) Beijing Summit in 2006.
The FOCAC is a collective consultation and dialogue mechanism between China and African countries launched in 2000.
The platform since its launch has seen billions of dollars from Chinese government channelled to Africa countries for economic development.
Nsengimana stated that before the construction of the passage to their school, the road was impassable during the rainy season which was risky to students and the people using it.
According to Chinese Ambassador Shu Zhan, Rwanda continues to enjoy strong friendly relationship with China.
“The construction of this school is part of the implementation of FOCAC 2006 Beijing summit declaration. These are the fruits of the summit,” he said.
Shuzan noted that before the construction of the road that connects the school premises to the main high way, the embassy was deeply concerned about the safety of the students and the people using it because it was in poor state and risky.
China also supports government in the areas of infrastructure development, agriculture, and education among others.
In July the Chinese government pledged to provide $20 billion in concessional loans to African countries within the next three years to assist in developing infrastructure, agriculture, manufacturing, and small and medium-sized enterprises during 2012 FOCAC meeting held in Beijing-China.
By Frank Kanyesigye
Posted by REC Blogger at 11:42 AM