American youths begin 3-week outreach activities

KARONGI - A team of youth from the USA yesterday joined their Rwandan counterparts to plant over 5,000 trees as part of a three-week community outreach programme countrywide. The youth are drawn from a New York-based human rights organisation, Global Youth Connect, and are expected to hold intercultural dialogues to exchange information with Rwandan counterparts to strengthen bilateral relations.
Some of the American youths during the tree planting exercise in Karongi yesterday. The New Times / S. Nkurunziza
Some of the American youths during the tree planting exercise in Karongi yesterday. The New Times / S. Nkurunziza

KARONGI - A team of youth from the USA yesterday joined their Rwandan counterparts to plant over 5,000 trees as part of a three-week community outreach programme countrywide.

The youth are drawn from a New York-based human rights organisation, Global Youth Connect, and are expected to hold intercultural dialogues to exchange information with Rwandan counterparts to strengthen bilateral relations.

The Executive Director of the organisation, Jesse Hawkes, told The New Times that his group intends to carry out other activities to promote and advocate for human rights and freedom of association.

“Intercultural dialogue between young people is important for global progress because these are the future world leaders,” Hawkes observed.

He said his team is also scheduled to visit the Kiziba refugee camp as well as a group of historically marginalised Rwandans to explore any possible form of support they may offer.
sam.nkurunziza@newtimes.co.rw

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