Japanese volunteers aid local communities

29 volunteers from Japan under the Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA), have been dispatched in various districts to work with local communities to assist in the development of rural human resource.

29 volunteers from Japan under the Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA), have been dispatched in various districts to work with local communities to assist in the development of rural human resource.

The group, which includes teachers, nurses and social workers, arrived in March this year as part of Japan’s initiative to assist Rwanda attain her Vision 2020 target of educating and empowering the communities.

In a statement released by JICA, Ngoma District is said to be the major beneficiary of the project whereby volunteers have labored in technical and ICT coaching as well as contributing in healthcare.

Speaking to The New Times, the Volunteer Coordinator in JICA, Yoshinaga Yumi, said that the agency was satisfied that the volunteers’ activities were yielding developmental results and impacting on the Rwandan community in various aspects.

“Some of the good achievements made by the volunteers are that they provided training in auto mechanics to employees of OATRACOM and provided library software to the INATEK Institution which serves as an ICT school to residents of Ngoma District, Yoshinaga said.

She added that by the end of this year, 40 more volunteers will be sent in to carry on the process of contributing to community development.

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