Kagame celebrates annual Christmas Party with Rwanda’s children

President Paul Kagame yesterday afternoon threw the traditional annual Christmas party for children from all parts of the country, at Urugwiro Village.
President Kagame handing Christmas gifts to children. (Photo/J. Mbanda).
President Kagame handing Christmas gifts to children. (Photo/J. Mbanda).

President Paul Kagame yesterday afternoon threw the traditional annual Christmas party for children from all parts of the country, at Urugwiro Village.

During the colourful party, the President together with the First Lady, Jeanette Kagame, handed well-wrapped gifts to the jubilant children. Each child received a school bag, English or mathematics text book a mathematical sets as well as an English story book.

The President advised the over 100 children to be disciplined in all aspects of their lives saying they were tomorrow’s leaders.

“For Rwanda to be a good, developed and peaceful country, it depends on you,” he said.

He called upon them to be disciplined in obeying and respecting their parents and teachers. He further urged the children to value cleanliness, studying, doing sports and working in order to be better future leaders.

“Leadership starts when you are still young not when you have grown up. This festive season is important because it is a time to remind you that you are tomorrow’s leaders,” Kagame said.

Most importantly he told children to take care of their health by staying clean in order to avoid diseases, adding that cleanliness is very important for children as it will make them stay healthy.

Each of the thirty districts in the country was represented by three children who were escorted by their parents and some teachers, to the Christmas party celebrations.

They also interacted with members of the Unity Club which groups together all senior government leaders and is headed by the First Lady.

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