I am writing in reference to the story that appeared in your newspaper with the title, “Wolves Chief calls on Kagame”. I was surprised that the English businessman, philanthropist, and chairman of Premier League football team, Wolverhampton Wanderers — known best as Wolves — Steve Morgan, had been in our country. Rwanda is indeed a welcoming nation, having already hosted the likes of Bill Gates, Don Cheadle, Tony Blair and so many other world dignitaries.
However, the part of the article that quite aroused my interest was Morgan’s announcement of his intention to fund the activities of WaterAid, an international non-governmental organization operating in Rwanda. So far, Morgan has invested a whopping $ 1 million in the water project that is so far facilitating access to safe water, as well as hygiene and sanitation in Bugesera District.
The project focuses on low-cost, appropriate and sustainable water, sanitation and hygiene technologies and approaches to ensure the most vulnerable groups improve their hygiene practices and gain access to water and sanitation.
Morgan’s goodwill extension to Rwanda got me thinking: What would happen if all of us gave back to the community, from whatever little we have, to make things better for the less privileged?
Morgan’s actions should be emulated by us, the locals. With even as little as two hundred Rwandans francs from each one of us, we can make a big difference in the lives of our fellow citizens.