The call was made on Tuesday 22nd June by Zandile Makhoba, JCI Vice President for Africa and Middle East as she interacted with members of JCI Rwanda.
Discussions were organized in adherence to COVID-19 preventive measures.
Makhoba who is in Rwanda for five-day working visit reminded the youth to stay focused always, set goals and pull lessons from all circumstances.
Taking example of COVID-19 pandemic which has shaken global economy, Makhoba explained how some far-sighted people invested in technology to facilitate virtual meetings and yielded big.
“Before COVID-19, no one thought that ‘zoom’ platform would be used to generate income. Those who rushed to invest in technology created more jobs. The youth has a lot to offer in such unusual times. They need to foster innovations and seek solutions to address challenges facing the society, create jobs and contribute to other areas of national development,” she noted.
Makhoba called upon the youth to strive for excellence, mirror good values and outstanding deeds bringing positive transformations to their communities.
Cisse Harira, JCI Executive Vice President for Africa and the Middle East also requested the youth to work hard and remain committed to their goals to change the society.
The President of JCI Rwanda, Origene Igiraneza has reminded participants not to be bystanders but share tips with colleagues.
One of participating youth, Diane Uwimana revealed that they learnt a lot from the discussions helpful in daily lives.
“These discussions have reminded me how to perform my duties with great perfection to meet aspirations while gaining new knowledge. It is also an opportune moment to reflect on benefits of being part of this organization and my contribution to the society as well,” she said.