The Forum for African Women Educationalists (FAWE), Rwanda Chapter, in partnership with MasterCard Foundation on Friday 26th January 2019 donated laptops to 174 girls who are currently undertaking university studies at INES-Ruhengeri.
The recipients who are students from vulnerable families are among the beneficiaries of FAWE scholarship programme which targets girls pursuing science-related subjects.
According to FAWE Rwanda programmes and advocacy coordinator, Theodore MUTABZI, the laptops were provided to facilitate the beneficiaries’ studies.
“Since our scholarship recipients undertake science subjects it is paramount to provide them with requisite technology tools for them to maximize their studies given the fact that today’s world evolves rapidly,” he noted.
“We have provided support for you, very good laptops. There are good laptops for good students like you. Keep these computers well” he added
The beneficiaries welcomed the development promising to excel in their academic endeavors saying the newly acquired computers will help them conduct extensive research, among other uses.
“These laptops will change a lot in our studies here at university; it has not been easy because some courses were practically impossible to undertake without a computer,” said Divine Linah ICYEZUMUTIMA who is doing Civil Engineering.
Biomedical student, DUSINGIZIMANA Margueritte Marie who is representing FAWE scholars at INES-Ruhengeri thanked FAWE for all supports they provide. She also thanked INES-Ruhengeri for day to day collaboration, service and care.
The INES-Ruhengeri vice rector for academics, Dr. Niyonzima Niyongabo François echoed the students’ sentiments stressing that it was not an easy task to provide assignments to students who do not have computers.
“The laptops come at the right time given the fact that INES-Ruhengeri looks to become a smart campus, but having students who do not own computers slowed down this commitment,” he said.