More than 300 youth from Commonwealth countries have been in Rwanda for the closing event of Commonwealth Week on March 19, at Kigali City Hall. The event was a culmination of a week-long celebration centered on the youth, in line with the declaration of 2023 as a year of youth-led action for sustainable and inclusive development. The event was marked by a panel discussion featuring the youth which was held under the theme: Building the future cities we want, inspiring youth to talk about their ideas of transformation that cater to everyone’s interests. ALSO READ: Urukerereza entertains King Charles at Commonwealth Day in UK Additionally, a street fair was held at Kigali Car Free Zone, which showcased cuisines from Commonwealth nations, and attendees got to taste different foods from different cultures. There was also fashion shopping, a music setup for the attendees to listen to music from Commonwealth nations, dance groups, skaters, and more. Government Officials and members of the diplomatic corps in Rwanda, along with a special appearance by UK Home Secretary, Suella Braverman, were in attendance. Braverman, joined in to experience the Commonwealth cuisine exhibition. ALSO READ: Commonwealth Day: What's it all about? Rosemary Mbabazi, the Minister of Youth and Culture, thanked every stakeholder involved in the organization of Commonwealth week. She expressed her gratitude towards the Rwandan youth who are contributing 30 percent of funds in the long term savings scheme, EjoHeza, calling it a major milestone showing that the youth care about their future. Mbabazi pushed the youth to keep on revolutionizing, and that their efforts are well recognized. She said, Keep moving, don't stop, we recognize all you've done so far for the country and we appreciate your hard work, never stop chasing opportunities in store for you. ALSO READ: Commonwealth: Why 'UR forest' was dedicated to Queen's legacy Kevin Kalimunda, a youth volunteer, and attendee at the event expressed his appreciation for Rwanda's efforts towards its youth. Rwanda has been looking after youth for quite a while now, and this Commonwealth week was just icing on the cake, He said. Ava Kimberly Jones, who is visiting Rwanda from the United Kingdom, appreciated the atmosphere and how youth in Rwanda are being involved in almost every aspect or institution in the country. She said, This country is really the best in terms of youth getting opportunities, I couldn't have been happier to celebrate Commonwealth week anywhere else. The Commonwealth week in Kigali, Rwanda was an unforgettable event, showcasing the rich cultural diversity of Commonwealth nations. ALSO READ: Commonwealth Day: A moment to reflect on most pressing issues The event was a testament to the Rwandan government's commitment to the youth and their development, creating a platform for them to share their experiences and showcase their talents. As the Commonwealth week came to an end, the youth left with a renewed sense of purpose and determination to continue making a positive impact in their communities and beyond.