The event is part of annual cultural celebrations organized by GHA to promote Rwandan culture.
It brings together parents with children studying at the school, students, the management, teachers and Government officials among others.
The festival was last held on 7th February 2020 before the onset of COVID-19.
It resumed with a concert dubbed “Izuba ry’Amahoro” translated as the ‘Sun of Peace’ which featured a play echoing the relevance of striving for peace and patriotism.
Students also exhibited their talents with plays reflecting on cultural values and traditional performances.
Participants were also entertained by artiste Muyango and Yvan Buravan.
The Minister of education, Dr. Valentine Uwamariya thanked GHA for organizing such event and stressed the need to impart students with knowledge rooted on culture.
“As you know, a school is the foundation for knowledge and has the duties to ensure proper upbringing and instill cultural values among children and the youth, complement parents’ efforts as it turns them into good citizens ready to contribute to the development of their country,” she said.
“It is important to align our education with proper upbringing to nurture children enough, be it in terms of science and culture,” Minister Uwamariya added.
The teacher of Culture at Green Hills Academy, Serge Nahimana revealed that the day is organized to celebrate Rwanda’s culture.
Located in Kigali city, Green Hills Academy was founded in 1997. With the Nursery, Primary and Secondary section, the school polishes learners’ language proficiencies in Kinyarwanda, English, French and Deutsch.
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