The Handover Ceremony of “the Project for Construction of a Girl’s Dormitory of College de Bethel-APARUDE” under the Grant Assistance for Grassroots Human Security Projects (GGP/Kusanone)

Ribbon cutting of the girl’s dormitory From left to right: Mr. Jean Marie Vianney NKURUNZIZA, Legal Representative of APARUDE, Ambassador IMAI, Mr. Habarurema Valens, Mayor of Ruhango district
On February 17, at College de Bethel-APARUDE in Nyamagana cell, Ruhango sector, Ruhango district, Ambassador IMAI attended the handover ceremony of GGP/Kusanone with the Association des Parents Adventistes de Ruhango pour le Developpement de l’Education (APARUDE).
Speech by H.E. Mr. Masahiro IMAI
The Government of Japan provided approximately 100,000 USD to APARUDE under the framework of GGP/Kusanone. The Project aimed to provide the proper accommodation and hygienic environment for female students by constructing the new girl’s dormitory and purchasing equipment, such as bunk beds.
Visiting the dormitory
Receiving the gift
Ambassador IMAI said in his remarks: “It is my pleasure to attend this handover ceremony for this Project. I commend the efforts made through this project to increase the enrolment of female students, which would further strengthen women’s participation and leadership in Rwandan society.”

Mr. Jean Marie Vianney NKURUNZIZA, the Legal Representative of APARUDE, expressed his appreciation to the people of Japan for this precious support, and promised that APARUDE will continue to teach practical skills to children and youth for participating in economic activities, which leads to economic development in Rwanda. Mr. Habarurema Valens, the Mayor of Ruhango district, also thanked the Government of Japan for this support.
Cultural dance and song by students at College de Bethel-APARUDE
Interviewing by local media