KIGALI - Following 38,600 students who finished their secondary education last year, completing the civic education (Itorero) training, plans are underway to extend the programme to every village across the country.
Itorero aims at engaging participants in development activities as well as grooming them to be responsible leaders.
This was revealed, yesterday, by Boniface Rucagu, the National Chairman of Itorero Taskforce in an interview with The New Times.
“We have been training students but we are looking at ways of including all Rwandans, up to village level, so that everybody benefits from the programme,” he said.
He added that the process to extend the programme to Rwandan students abroad is yielding results where 350 students underwent the programme last year in Belgium while over 4,000 are expected to be trained in India this year.
Rucagu pointed out that more sessions would be organised through the Rwandan embassies in various countries.
Emphasising the role of the programme in nation building, Rucagu said that it lays a firm foundation of the country by inculcating into the youth the spirit of nationalism.
He urged all those who participated in the programmes to implement, in their respective communities and schools, what they learned.