Maintain homegrown solutions approach

Editor, RE: “Social progress will only rely on credible data, indicators - RDB chief” (The New Times, April 30).

Editor,

RE:Social progress will only rely on credible data, indicators - RDB chief” (The New Times, April 30).

The driving force of Rwanda’s success is inherently embodied into Rwandans’ culture and spirit. This is the most secret behind Rwandans turning around.

After the 1994 Genocide against the Tutsi, there was no hope in the country, diseases erupted in rural communities, there were few hospitals and doctors, while those available were occupied and preoccupied by a big number of Genocide survivors who needed close attention, and there were no drugs in hospitals that rural communities depended on herbals.

However, the Government brought people together, rekindled their hope and life returned to normal. While homegrown solutions engendered by Rwandans themselves are initiatives the world is still digesting, let’s wait for the impact of TVET schools.

Rwanda will soon become the home of many small industries in Africa. As electricity is extended to more and more villages, the youth are increasingly getting busy drilling, doing carpentry, mechanical and many other vocational activities such as hair-dressing and nail care.

Rwanda has been tested in all aspects of life and it has, time and time again, proved it can achieve whatever it has set its sights on – against all odds.

Yulian

 

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