Rotary club is an organization purposed to bring together businesses and professionals to provide humanitarian services and providing support in addressing problems facing the world by combating illiteracy and poverty, contributing to the provision of safe water, handling disputes and fighting disease.
The new club was launched on Saturday 12th June 2021. With 25 members, the club birthed from ‘Musanze Murera’ club will operate in Western Province.
Members of Rotary Club Bugoyi Ibirunga who spoke to IGIHE expressed delight to be affiliated to an organization providing humanitarian assistance and pledged unwavering efforts to make meaningful impact to the society.
“I am excited to be part of this club as it gives me an opportunity to support Rwandan community with my colleagues. With established principles which we are bound to model, we are optimistic that we shall go far together to achieve great things,” said Marie Grace Umutoniwase.
Léopold Nirere said she did not hesitate to join the club considering that fact that the organization is promoting a good cause.
“I am delighted to be welcomed among members of Rotary Club to team up with others to bring impact to the community through acts of benevolence," she noted.
The President of Rotary Club Bugoyi Ibirunga, Bishop Jean Faustin Gapira reiterated commitment to work hard for the progress of the new club.
“I am extremely pleased for the new club because the region where it will be based has many kind-hearted people willing to provide contribution to address pressing needs in the society. We will sensitize people to love each other and develop strong cooperation to support the needy,” he said.
The Assistant District Governor in charge of Rotary Rwanda, Jeannette Rugera applauded efforts that led to the foundation of the new club that comes in handy to complement existing initiatives.
“The new club induces great pleasure because it increases members and reinforces the organization to become more resilient. It gives a boost to existing activities we have been promoting in collaboration with the Government of Rwanda in health, education and other areas of development,” she stressed.
Bugoyi Ibirunga is initially expected to raise funds to support people affected by Nyiragongo Volcano eruption.
The launch of Rotary Club Bugoyi Ibirunga coincided with the celebration of 5-year anniversary since Rotary Club Musanze Murera was founded.
During the ceremony, members commemorated Masumbuko Moussa, who died few hours before assuming office as the President of Rotary Club Musanze Murera in June 2019.