This was said on January 17th 2013 in Rutsiro district during the event to officially start Intore activities in Mushubati sector which started off with digging shallow holes that stop erosion.
74 youth including university students and secondary school leavers turned up for civic education in Mushubati sector.
One of them, Eric Murenzi says: “we love working because it makes us get used to using our hands and again we want to develop our country Rwanda.”
The executive secretary of Mushubati sector, Patrick Munyamahoro says that the activities youth carry out during civic education will be beneficial in the successful implementation of the performance contracts.
“They have controlled soil erosion on three big hills in Bumba and Mageregere cells. Such activities will help us implement performance contracts this sector pledged,” Munyamahoro adds.
Mushubati sector residents joined youth in civic education (Intore) in community work to fight soil erosion so that they change the mindset on the activities youth do for them while attending the education.
Among the activities youth plan to do in three months time include educating the old how to read, write and count, sensitising residents on family planning, encouraging them to save and ask for credit, making kitchen gardens, teaching them how to prepare balanced foods and others.
All these activities will be carried out five days a week from morning to midday.