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On 5th November2022, Rwanda association of former participants into exchange programs of United State of America, through its supporters has conducted a community work ‘Umuganda’, in Huye district in Ngoma and Mbazi sectors. In this community work, 1600 fruit and agroforestry trees have been planted in order to maintain food security and reduce green gases in the area.

US Alumni in Rwanda have introduced this program in order to be engaged in Education, Health and environmental program of the country.

In this event ‘’LEAD ‘’ members have conducted ‘Umuganda’ together with high school students participants in LEAD programs, Rwanda US Exchange Alumni, US Embassy Kigali, Local Government and community members.

A big number of fruit trees have been planted in G.S Mwulire and Mbazi Primary school to support school feeding program and other portion was shared to the community around those schools.  They have planted 1,600 fruit and agroforestry trees with the target of maintaining food security and reducing  green gases.

Ange Imanishimwe , Coordinator of  LEAD program in south province has said that they introduced this project in Huye district in order to build the community and capacity of youth so that they will have a better future. He said:’’ Even if youth goes to school but they have to feel that they have a debt to their community. So they have to start contributing in development of the country today through environment, health and other program. We will continue to be close to them.’’ He added:’’ we have requested everyone to make a follow up to the tree he/she has planted. This is not the end of project because we received other support from US which will help us continue our operations up to 2023, so will we continue to collaborate with them.’’

 Butera Martin, forests and natural resource officer at Huye District has appreciated this initiative of LEAD Project, to plant trees by engaging youth and community. He said that planting trees is also among government goal in order to become a green country. He requested citizens to protect those planted trees, he said that trees are very important that’s why they have to irrigate them in sunny season. He added that this also is contributing to district development strategy. He indicated that planting fruit and agroforestry trees in Huye District will play a great role in food security and environmental protection.

Dragon Jamie, Deputy Public affairs from US Embassy in Rwanda in Kigali who has been attended this community work has appreciated the program and promised to continue supporting projects which have positive impact to the Rwandan community.  

‘’LEAD ‘’ stands for Leadership, Entrepreneurship and Accountability for Development.  Trough this project, Hygiene and sanitation, Environmental and agriculture clubs were formed in Mbazi Primary School and GS.Mwulire to inspire and empower Youth in Education, Health and environmental program.

Lead members have conducted ‘Umuganda’  of planting trees in Huye together with high school students participants in other LEAD programs, Rwanda US Exchange Alumni, US Embassy Kigali, Local Government and community members. This event has been attended by over 200 people.

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Photo:Planting Trees is a good solution to climate change
Photo: Children are being engaged in environmental protection
Photo:Dragon Jamie, Deputy Public affairs from US Embassy in Rwanda in Kigali has planted trees with participants
Photo:Dragon Jamie has appreciated the program and promised to continue supporting projects which have positive impact to the Rwandan community 
Photo:1600 fruit and agroforestry trees have been planted in order to maintain food security and reduce green gases in the area
 
Executive secretary of Mbazi sector who has attended the event, also planted trees
Photo: LEAD is empowering youth
US Alumni in Rwanda have introduced this program in order to be engaged in Education, Health and environmental program of the country
Photo:This event has been attended by over 200 people
Photo:Ange Imanishimwe , Coordinator of  LEAD program in south province has said that they introduced this project in Huye district in order to build the community and capacity of youth so that they will have a better future
Photo:Dragon Jamie, Deputy Public affairs from US Embassy in Rwanda in Kigali who has been attended this community work has appreciated the program and promised to continue supporting projects which have positive impact to the Rwandan community

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Christophe UWIZEYIMANA

Christophe Uwizeyimana is a Rwandan journalist who studied in University of Rwanda. Worked on Environmental, Health, General and Business reporting from 2015 up to now.
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Christophe Uwizeyimana is a Rwandan journalist who studied in University of Rwanda. Worked on Environmental, Health, General and Business reporting from 2015 up to now.

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