KIGALI - Former students of one of Kigali’s popular secondary schools, Lycee de Kigali (LDK), yesterday converged at the school’s premises, where they launched an Alumni Association and pledged to support the school.
The Rugunga based school, that opened in 1974, has produced numerous prominent businessmen and women as well as senior government officials including Christopher Bazivamo, a member of the East African Legislative Assembly and Senator Specioze Ayinkamiye.
“We have for long wished to bring together our (former) students; and, it is finally a dream come true,” Martin Masabo, the school’s head teacher said.
Through the association, the alumni will mentor current students and contribute towards equipping the school’s laboratories and libraries.
“I am a chemical engineer by profession. I will spare time, especially over weekends, to visit and assist students taking chemistry,” Sam Gahonzire, an old boy, told The New Times.
The alumni will also pool financial resources to help the school expand.
The new school flag and the anthem were launched at the event.
Officiating at the event, Dr Erasmus Rwanamiza, the Director General of Academic Planning in the Ministry of Education called on the school administration to maintain the good academic reputation.
“Lycee de Kigali is one of the only two schools of Excellence in Nyarugenge District. We should not allow it to decline,” Rwanamiza said, urging the alumni to help in monitoring the school progress.
The LDK Alumni Association was formed and Fidel Rubagumya, a medical student at the National University of Rwanda was elected Chairman.