Ten female students from various schools of the country who outshined in last year’s secondary leaving examinations and those under Technical and Vocational Education and Training (TVET) were awarded with laptops by Imbuto Foundation.
The awards will expose them to the digital world and help them start university studies with a smile.
Besides the laptops, they were given school materials, ICT training and money to open an account.
The awarded girls students are the Best Performing who graduated from secondary school (A- level) this year.
“The purpose of the training is to equip the girls with basic IT skills, and ease their transition to university education,” Imbuto Foundation officials said.
Berisimbi Consolee from Institut Saint Famille of Nyamasheke, Mugeni Gloria from Gashora Girls School and Mizero Honorine are among the awarded girls.
Ingabire Carine, Niyonkuru Sandrine and Ndahiro Germaine from GS St Bernadette of Save are also part of the ten.
Nyinawumuntu Angel from Cornerstone Leadership Academy, Ingabire Ishimwe Emma Sylvine from Ecole Secondaire Santa Maria Karambo and Bugenimana Athanasie of Lyce de Kigali also were recognized among others.
The rewards from the organization whose founder, First Lady Jeannette Kagame were handed to the students on a strategic day – the International Women’s Day in Shyogwe, Muhanga district yesterday.
The awarding ceremony was attended by different government officials including the Minister of Gender and Family Promotion, Esperance Nyirasafari, Minister of State in charge of TVET Olivier Rwamukwaya, Governor of Southern Province, Mayor of Muhanga District and the Director General of Imbuto Foundation, Sandrine Umutoni.
Imbuto foundation has so far awarded over 4,600 best performing girls since it was initiated in 2005.
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