Ignorance of Reading Delays Development ‒ Mutesi

By Elias Hakizimana.

Rwandan Female Education Investor Gasana Mutesi calls Rwandans to read and share knowledge from books as it helps to advance development.

Currently, through Book Talk Programme, Mutesi used to host youth and adults every Thursday evening in his Bookshop at Kimironko Sector, Gasabo District to share knowledge gained from books.

The book talk initiative gathers together adults to share knowledge from different topics of books. Arise Education has also a platform for children where they meet and read and write books, which increase their knowledge capacity to understand other lessons in class.

The books they used to read together emphasize on History, Development and go with Rwandan values to build a descent society.

“We wanted to help adults to strengthen the culture of reading so that they gain knowledge. Books are sources of knowledge and many other assets in everyday life. It is a big barrier of development for someone who does not read,” Mutesi noted.

The programme started last year in 2018 and is giving results towards changing mindset of people who participate in book talk.

“Many people including students from Universities say they have got huge impact in reading. One of the students who used to come here shared his story about how he used to fear Reading books from school library, but now he likes reading and it has improved his knowledge,” Mutesi said. 

A participant to book talk sharing ideas with colleagues./ Photos by Zimulinda Muneza Darius
Mutesi sharing knowledge from the book dubbed ‘Get Smart’ by Brian Tracy.

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Elias Hakizimana

Elias Hakizimana, CEO&Founder of The Inspirer Ltd,(www.rwandainspirer.com) is a professional Rwandan Journalist with Bachelor’s Degree in Journalism and Communication, received from University of Rwanda’s College of Arts and Social Sciences (CASS) in 2014. He served various media houses in Rwanda including Rwanda Broadcasting Agency (RBA) in 2013 and became passionate with English Online and Print Media Publications where he exercised his talent as a Freelance News Reporter for The New Times, The Independent, The Rwanda Focus, Panorama and more before he became a Self-Entrepreneur as the CEO and Founder of The Inspirer Limited in early 2017.

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