Chinese embassy donates computers to Rwandan girls' school

2019-03-15 02:59:59 GMT2019-03-15 10:59:59(Beijing Time) Xinhua English

KIGALI, March 14 (Xinhua) -- The Chinese Embassy in Rwanda donated laptops, desktop computers and printers to Rwanda's FAWE Girls' School here on Thursday.

"We thank the government of China and the embassy of China in Rwanda for supporting education in our country, and most especially girl's education. We are honored to receive these education materials," said the secondary school's headteacher Eugenia Kairaba, who attended the handover ceremony held in the Chinese embassy.

Speaking on the occassion, Chinese Ambassador Rao Hongwei spoke highly of the increasing cooperation and exchanges in all fields between China and Rwanda and stressed the importance of girls' education in women's empowerment.

Rao pledged that the embassy would further support educational activities in Rwanda and revealed that the embassy and the FAWE Girls' School are also working together to set up a Chinese center in the school to help students learn the Chinese language and culture.

The public boarding school enrolls students mainly from middle- and low-income families, and is considered as one of Rwanda's best girls' schools in terms of teaching standards and student performance.

The Forum for African Women Educationalists (FAWE) is a pan-African nongovernmental organization founded in 1992 by five women ministers of education to promote girls' and women's education in sub-Saharan Africa.

 

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