After nine months of training in writing and reading, about 226 residents of Ruhashya sector with the majority women were given certificates and joined the list of literates on Wednesday the 25th Sept 2013.
Some of these people were trained by the Rwanda Association of Female Christian Workers (ARTCF) on the financial support of Care international while others were trained by ADEPR.
In the celebrations of the Ruhashya sector’s achievement by eradicating illiteracy, the representative of Care international said the organization thought the only way to support local people achieve development is through education.
Mrs. Christine Niwemugeni the vice mayor for social affairs in Huye district had this to say to the newly learned residents. “You have now joined the literate members of Ruhashya sector and you will have to live like literates. Avoid getting drunk in the public, literates don’t abuse drugs, literates produce children they are capable of providing and raising well.”
Francine Nyirabaruta one of the graduated literates says “I had stopped in Primary one but now I can write, read and count. I intend to keep studying even foreign languages.”
Rose Nishyirembere a 78 year old who graduated from this course says parents should make sure their children go to school and not let the injustice that was done to most of them repeated by not getting education in time.
Among the 226 adults that were given certificates on this Wednesday, 125 were trained by ARTCF on the financial support of Care International. This association has however trained many people in Huye sector since about 1894.
Huye district intends to teach about 4000 adults to read, write and count in this economic year 2013/2014. According to the district’s education officer, in 2011 about 11336 were counted to be illiterates and up to today only 2381 have learnt and given the certificates.