Global Youth Connect, an organisation made up of University Students from the United States of America recently concluded their four-week activities in Rwanda in which they sensitised masses on human rights, reconciliation, dialogue and importance of cultural diversity.
During their stay, members of GYC partnered with local organisations including ARMANI Africa and CIMS where they volunteered in various activities.
ARMANI Africa’s Mutesi Gasana complemented the cultural discussions and exchanges the Americans conducted with the masses.
“People have learnt a lot from the American culture; it is inquisitive, rich and progressive, and the fact that there are many things they have learnt from the Rwandan culture makes it a fair game,” said Gasana.
They also trained street children in modern dances and plays depicting Rwandan history and human rights.
“The craving that people have to learn and know their human rights will take the society to a greater level as far as human rights’ observation and education is concerned,” said Rebecca Davies, the GYC delegate to Rwanda.
The delegation also hailed Rwanda for its rapid development despite the hard times it went through.
“I am so impressed with the level of development in Rwanda, and people’s willingness to teach outsiders about Rwanda,” concluded Rebecca.