The Rwanda Youth Volunteers in Community Policing (RYVCP) has gained more 120 members, who subscribed to the crime prevention forum.
All the new members are students of Groupe Scolaire Congo Nil located in Gihango Sector of Rutsiro District.
This was during the awareness campaign conducted at the school on October 12, when the District Community Liaison Officer (DCLO) of Rutsiro, Assistant Inspector of Police (AIP) Jean Bosco Mugenzi engaged the over 690 students and their teachers in community policing lectures.
Joseph Uwimana, the coordinator of youth volunteers in Rutsiro, who also attended the campaign, reminded the students that the future of Rwanda depends on what they do today in terms of ensuring security and implementing government development programmes.
AIP Mugenzi noted that combating crimes like gender based violence, child abuse and drug abuse, the major crimes that involve or affect the young generation, requires the partnership and active response from everyone including the youth.
Anthere Uzamberumwana, the head-teacher of Congo Nil pledged that the school will carry-on with the community policing activities and appealed to the students to be the eye and voice to report wrongdoers in their localities.
Similar campaigns were also held in other schools in the district including College de la paix, APACAPE and Groupe Scolaire Murama.