This year’s campaign involved such activities as; children’s games, Road to Awareness walk and a Christmas lighting at Kigali Marriott Hotel graced by a choir singing Christmas carols.
The Road to Awareness campaign is annual event planned at the end of the year to celebrate with children and this is the second year the hotel has partnered with SOS Children’s Village Rwanda.
Serge Nyirinkwaya, SOS Director of programs told IGIHE that there is a partnership between SOS and Kigali Marriott Hotel and other partners to enhance the campaign of winning more support for the children at SOS Rwanda.
“The participation this year was amazing compared to last year; we are confident that as more year pass, more people will join this road to support children with no advocacy,” he said.
The General Manager of Kigali Marriott Hotel, Rex A.G Nijhof, thanked SOS for their work in educating and caring for the children.
“The lives of these children are in our hands, their future depends on education and how they live today. It is a culture here at Kigali Marriott to support communities where we work. Our founder has cultivated the spirit of blending business with the lives of communities where the Hotel operates,” he said.
He also thanked other partners in the campaign that includes, among others; Legacy Clinics, Rotary Club, Rotaract KIE and Journalists.
After the walk, the hotel invited guests and all that came to support the cause to enjoy food delights and refreshments as they celebrated the beginning of the festive season with Christmas carols by the Saint Michael choir and lighting different parts of the hotel to spread the holiday cheer.
In November 2018, Kigali Marriott Hotel management donated to SOS Rwf 1,000,000 as a Christmas package.
In 1979 SOS started its operations in Rwanda with offices/‘Village’ in Kayonza, Nyamagabe, and Gicumbi as well as Kigali.