By EDWIN MUSONI
Maryhill Old Girls Association Rwanda (MOGAR) will next Thursday launch a car wash fundraising event for the construction of a US$ 2 million(about Frw 1.1billion) school.
MOGAR is an association of Rwandan women-alumni of Maryhill High School a girls School based in Uganda.
Cabinet ministers, top government officials and some diplomats in Rwanda are expected to wash about 500 cars each at the cost of Frw 10,000 at Executive Carwash bay.
Event Organisers, MOGAR, expect to collect over Frw5, 000,000.
The Chairman of MOGAR Davinah Milenge said on Sunday that there will be bidding for those who want top government officials to wash their cars.
“If someone wants a minister to wash his car, he will have to pay an extra amount,” Milenge said.
All types of cars including bulldozers and other big tracks are expected to be washed on that day. “It will also be a fundraising to contribute to the maintenance of Kigali cleanliness,” Milenge added. So far, about US$500, 000 has been raised and set aside for the construction of the school to be completed by the end of 2008 and open for studies in January 2009. Rosemary Museminari, the State Minister for Cooperation: “Tuition fees in this school will be high because it is going to be a standard school, parents will not have to send their children abroad for studies.”
Museminari who is also the executive advisor and member of MOGAR said that 40 per cent of the students won’t pay school fees. “We plan to give scholarships to 40 per cent of the students we will have in the school. The criteria for selection will be choosing children who have failed to raise school fees for high school yet they passed well,” she explained. State Minister in charge of Skills, Development and Labour Angelina Muganza who is a MOGAR member and Executive Advisor said that the school will host 600 students. The Minister of Education Jean d’ Arc Mujawamariya, another well-wisher of MOGAR School said that the school will operate under the government education framework.