The foodstuffs and sanitary items were donated yesterday by Private School Teachers’ Association (Syneduc).
Each of the 200 teachers received a sack of rice, 5 liters of cooking oil and two bars of soap. Majority of the beneficiaries include teachers from nursery and primary schools who have not yet returned to work since Coronavirus emerged in Rwanda in March 2020.
Ukwitegetse Deborah, a teacher at Les Paradis des Anges primary school in Muhazi sector revealed that she has been hit hard as she was laid off as the pandemic hit hard.
“Receiving such support is a great gesture that the country takes care of us. We appreciate the kind gesture. The food items will help us to feed our families as we wait for the situation to return to normal and resume work,” she said.
Ufitabe Emmanuel another teacher, explained that he has been hard up during the pandemic and worked as a mason helper to feed his family.
“The foodstuffs will help our families and give us courage,” he said.
The executive secretary of Syneduc in Rwanda, Nkotanyi Abdon Faustin said the gesture is meant to help teachers who have not yet returned to work to meet some basic needs.
“We have supported 200 teachers in Rwamagana, Ngoma and Kirehe districts. The foodstuffs including rice, cooking oil and bars of soaps are worth Rwf5.5 million,” he noted.
Syneduc Rwanda is comprised of 7200 members.