The classrooms were inaugurated on Tuesday, 28th January 2020.
Kamabuye residents applauded the initiative as it will solve the problem of overcrowded classrooms and school dropouts.
Semana Damien, a resident of Kamabuye told IGIHE that the new school is a solution they desperately needed because children had to walk long distances to go to school.
“Our children walked two or three kilometers every morning to go to school. The new school is truly a solution we needed.”
Nzabonimpa Agnes who also resides in Kamabuye said that it was hard for children to walk long distances especially during rainy seasons and that some of them dropped out of school because of it.
“Our children had to walk to school even in the rain. It was hard on them and it also impacted negatively their grades.”
Apart from contributing to building the school, Plan International also donated sewing machines to a 100 under 18 girls who were impregnated. The girls received an 8-month training in couture.
Sebareze Jean Lambert, Plan International Rwanda representative said that as a humanitarian organization, the initiative was one of their duties.
“We are relentless in driving change to advance children’s rights and equality for girls. Building a school and donating sewing machines to underage girls who were unexpectedly impregnated is our contribution to promoting better lives and one of our core duties.”
Mutabazi Richard, Bugesera mayor emphasized on the positive impact the school will have including reducing the number of school dropouts.
“Walking kilometers to school every day was unbearable for children but with the new school in Munzenze, we are confident they won’t be dropping out of school anymore.”
The new school will also facilitate handicapped children to access education.