The support includes food items and hygienic equipment worth Rwf22.6million. They were handed over to Regis Mudaheranwa, Executive Administrator of Gasabo district on 27th, August 2020
It was raised to help teachers who have been out of work for a while due to the government’s decision to close schools as part of a strategy to prevent the spread of COVID-19.
Mudaheranwa said they were going to enumerate all the private school teachers who need food before supplying it.
He thanked the Chinese Embassy for its ongoing cooperation with Gasabo District, as it was not the first time it had sponsored them.
Xing Yuchun, China’s Deputy Ambassador to Rwanda explained the choice to help teachers in Gasabo District.
“The reason we chose to help teachers, is that at home in China a teacher is a highly respected person. Seeing them in a bad situation is a very serious problem. So the reason we chose Gasabo, is because it’s where we work from, it is our home or it is where our embassy is built, and we want to be friends with the people of Gasabo.”
Donations include food such as rice, flour, beans, oil, salt, and hygiene items such as soaps.
The grant is expected to be sent to private school teachers who have lost their jobs during the recent COVID-19 prevention guidelines.