HQ Power donates Rwf16m worth of materials to Gisagara school


The HQ Power team with some of the 498 pupils who received the scholastic materials. (Kelly Rwamapera)

HQ Power has donated assorted scholastic materials to Kabumbwe Primary School in Mamba Sector, Gisagara District.

The materials, including bags, books, pens and pencils were given to 500 pupils earlier this week.

Handing over the donation, the company CEO Hakan Karasoy said the donation was part of ways of giving back to the community, where they are constructing a peat power plant.

“Our primary objective here is to construct a plant that will produce electricity from the peat available here but that’s not all; we want to elevate the welfare of our neighbors and the plant in particular. We can only be proud when our neighbors are proud of our presence,” said Karasoy.

Karasoy stressed their concern for families which he said it is why they are supporting children education as a way of supporting families in the short and long run.

“We believe the children are the generation after us this is why we give them scholastic materials to support them on their journey of supporting themselves and their families,” he added.

The items went to the best pupils in class and also children from vulnerable families under the first category of Ubudehe.

According to the school head teacher, Cassien Harerimana, several pupils from vulnerable families are prone to absenteeism and eventually dropping out of school mainly because of lack of scholastic materials.

The school has a population of about 2000 pupils.

HQ Power launched the construction of a peat power plant in Gisagara District along River Akanyaru in May 2017 to produce 80MW with the support of several financial institutions including the Development Bank of Rwanda (BRD).