American firm begins humanitarian drive

KARONGI - An American investment company which was previously involved in mining in Karongi District, has embarked on various humanitarian services in the education and health sector. The company, Bay View Group, recently signed an education partnership agreement with Kigali Health Institute and is set to start a clinic in Rwankuba sector, Karongi district.

KARONGI - An American investment company which was previously involved in mining in Karongi District, has embarked on various humanitarian services in the education and health sector.

The company, Bay View Group, recently signed an education partnership agreement with Kigali Health Institute and is set to start a clinic in Rwankuba sector, Karongi district.

Foreign doctors have been carrying out voluntary work at Kibuye Hospital for the last two weeks, a gesture that has been welcomed by many local residents.

“There has always been a shortage of health workers in the hospital and the new doctors have significantly boosted service delivery in general,” Venancia
Mukamurerwa, an expectant mother at Kibuye Hospital said yesterday.

Dr Jirinka Kafkova, a paediatric heart surgeon from the Czech Republic, who is one of the volunteer doctors, says it’s amazing doing humanitarian
voluntary services in Rwanda.

“The patients are strong and just simply amazing,” Kafkova told The New Times in an interview.

According to Bill Quam, Bay View Group’s country manager, the project is part of the company’s broader aspect of improving the social and economic welfare of
Rwandans.

“This is a new business model in Rwanda in which we facilitate and provide free medical and educational assistance to the local community. We have a partnership to help fulfil the vision and goals the government has developed in this area,” Quam said.

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