Imbuto Foundation awards best performing girls
Imbuto Foundation awarded a total of 446 best performing girls in the country in both Primary and Secondary from all over the country over the weekend.
Imbuto awarded 416 best performers in primary from each sector, 30 girls in O’ Level from all the 30 districts of the country and 5 girls in A’ Level in all the four provinces and Kigali City.
The girls walked away with certificates of recognition and scholastic materials.
Speaking at the event, Hon. Donatilla Mukabalisa who represented the First Lady Jeannette Kagame encouraged the young girls to study hard especially in science and Technical subjects.
The Mayor of Kigali Fidele Ndayisaba who was also present at the function called upon parents to encourage girls to take on the same ventures as boys especially in education.
Females are more than a half of the country’s population according to NISR, not educating girls increases the illiteracy among rwandans,” said Willy Ndizeye, the mayor of Gasabo district.
Most of the issues affecting girls’ education leading girls to drop out of schools in Rwanda that were pointed out include unwanted pregnancies, poverty in families, illiteracy of parents and lack of willingness.