Rwanda | Ngoma: Youth end rehabilitation period committing to be constructive
After learning Rwandan values at Iwawa rehabilitation centre, 17 youth have committed to quit drug use and become a solution to the Rwandan society.
This was revealed at Ngoma district headquarters on September 299th 2012, when they were being handed back to their families after spending time at Iwawa rehab centre.
One of them Kanisius, thanked the parents for warmly welcoming them back to their homes and their district after doing drugs and related crimes.
Youth promised parents, Iwawa officials and local leaders present that they will serve as catalysts in the development of the country and to sensitize their fellow youth to drop drug abuse.
“We assure you that we have transformed into useful people. We need your help in making other people understand that we have a complete different image compared to the former,” they add.
Phelicien, who represented Iwawa mentors, asked the youth to be merciful and patient especially with the people they wronged during the time they were doing drugs.
“Nobody likes seeing their children or their neighbours as drug addicts, know that the society wants to see you changed like you are now,” Phelicien notes.
Jean Bosco Rutagengwa, in charge of youth, culture and sports in Ngoma district promised the youth support and advised them to form a cooperative, where they can get support from the government.
Iwawa rehabilitation centre receives drug abusers, street children and idlers and all sorts of criminals; who get trained and change to better constructive people in a period of one year.
At Iwawa, they are trained in vocational skills, cultural values and civic education.