Akayange Primary School sees out the school year in style

Friday the 7th of July was a special day at Akayange Primary School, situated just outside of Akagera National Park where Wilderness Magashi is situated.

The school director and the parents’ committee organised an event to celebrate the end of the school year, and to give the P6 students (the final year of primary school in Rwanda) a farewell as they will continue to different secondary schools in the new school year.

All 441 learners at the school celebrated their successes over the past school year.  

In between the acts – comprising singing, dancing, arts and sports – a number of speeches were made too. In the speeches from the Head Master, the parents’ committee and the Director, special thanks and recognition were offered to CITW for the impact the programme has had at the school to date. The CITW team even received a beautiful thank-you gift from the teachers and the students!

The various classes presented their talents to a delighted audience made up of fellow students, teachers, parents, Children in the Wilderness (CITW) invitees and representatives from the community.

CITW partnered with Akayange Primary School in 2019 and since that moment, weekly environmental lessons have taken place for the two Eco-Clubs – the Rhinos and the Giraffes – which have 60 members in total. Besides the weekly lessons, the school has received support from CITW in the form of a solar water borehole, water tanks, classroom repairs, school supplies, solar panels and many other necessities.

All the support has been made possible by donations from guests visiting Wilderness Magashi.

Sixteen Akayange students have also received a CITW scholarship that is valid for their six years of secondary study. These students are continuing their school careers at Rwabiharamba Secondary School in the area. Additional scholarships will be awarded in the new 2023-2024 school year that will start in September.

It was a lovely day to celebrate the achievements of the learners, and as CITW, we are very proud to be part of Akayange Primary School!

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