Dutch students donate books worth Frw10m to school

A group of students from the Netherlands through the Dutch Embassy in Kigali recently donated 5000 books worth Frw10 million to King David Academy Secondary School in Kicukiro District.

A group of students from the Netherlands through the Dutch Embassy in Kigali recently donated 5000 books worth Frw10 million to King David Academy Secondary School in Kicukiro District.

The donation was in line with cementing bilateral ties between Rwandan secondary schools and those in the Netherlands.

According to the head of group from the Netherlands, Jan Willen Andriessen, the library will help students acquire skills to add to what they have. It will serve KDA students and those from neighbouring schools.

KDA headteacher, Isaac Byamukama, lauded the gesture saying that it was a sign of Netherland’s aspiration to support Rwanda’s education sector.

The students visited many historic sites during their three-week stay in the country in order to learn more about the country.

According to Andriessen, these students have been taking Rwanda as a country full of chaos and killers because of the 1994 Rwanda Genocide, but were surprised when they arrived here.

Students were given a guided tour at Gisozi Memorial Site, where they were briefed on the 1994 Tutsi Genocide that claimed over one million people.

“What we have seen in Rwanda after Genocide is unbelievable. Many Dutch back home knew Rwanda as a country full of killings only. But what we got from the visit is a testimony to our brothers and sisters there,” he said.

The Dutch group of 21 students returned to their home country last week.

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