Rwanda Plumbers Organization (RPO) on Friday celebrated World Plumbing Day for the first time in Rwanda, an event held at IPRC Kicukiro with the sponsorship of the Institution of Engineers Rwanda (IER). This event gathered together different institutions to showcase what RPO has already achieved working with their partners and also presenting their new projects and partnerships they need in implementing those projects as an addition. Bashir Katurebe Bulwanyi, who is the PR of RPO highlighted one of the projects they implemented in Gisagara District, Southern Province, called MUNAZI Primary School WASH project with the help of International Water, Sanitation and Hygiene Foundation (IWSH), in March 2021. “IWSH signed a memorandum of understanding with RPO with the intention to cooperate on providing water, sanitation and hygiene services to communities, through building new school toilets for both students and teachers respectively,” he said. The chairman of RPO Jean Claude Twagirimana noted that RPO is looking forward to developing plumbing skills by organizing different plumbing workshops on a national level, through five stages. “Our goals are to promote best practices in plumbing across the country and raise awareness of plumbing industry on both national and international level,” he said. And on the international level, RPO as well is working together with its international partners, International Water, Sanitation and Hygiene Foundation (IWSH) and the World Plumbing Council (WPC) through doing plumbing challenges a program that doesn’t only happen in Rwanda but all over the world through plumbing organizations & associations in different countries respectively. RPO will host a plumbing workshop this year where high-profile plumbing techs will develop plumbing skills by training all plumbers. World Plumbing Day is celebrated on March 11 around the world to spread awareness of the importance of plumbing in protecting public health.