Bugesera: Pupils donate to the Tanzania evictees
Pupils of Highland Nursery and Primary School in Bugesera District donated food stuff and clothes worth about Rwf930, 000 to Tanzania evictees in Nyamata sector in Bugesera district.
Tanzania evictees are living in temporary houses as they wait for own houses and have little food since they do not have gardens yet. Donations included posho, cooking oil, clothes and soap.
“Our main goal is to help the evictees and to educate the children to find solutions for own problems,” said Charles Rusanganwa; head teacher of Highland nursery and primary school.
“We are grateful to the school administration for the good deed. This helps the evictees to forget the suffering faced through the eviction process,” said Jacques Gashumba; executive secretary of Nyamata sector.
“Many Rwandans have donated a lot of things. We are happy for the warm welcome and we are comfortable in the society,” said Pascal Karinijabo, a beneficiary
About 14,253 people crossed into Rwanda following their expulsion from Kagera region in Tanzania in August 2013.
They were settled in Kiyanzi refugee camp in Kirehe district and a total of 8,361 have since reunited with their families in various parts of the country.
The evictees were reintegrated into their districts of birth and those who do not know their former villages were settled in different districts of Rwanda.
There are 39 households containing 95 people in Nyamata sector in Bugesera district.