Wednesday, April 22, 2015

Rwanda: Rucyahana Whips up Support for Girls' Education

From Rwanda-

A bottom-up approach in girls' education needs to be adopted if the country is to consolidate its current gains in achieving gender parity.

Speaking at an outreach programme aimed at drumming up support for girls' education in Kigali, yesterday, retired Anglican Bishop John Rucyahana said to do this, there has to be a radical change in the way society perceives girls' education.

"We must maintain and sustain what we have achieved as a nation as far as gender parity is concerned," said Rucyahana, who is president of the National Unity and Reconciliation Commission (NURC).

NURC facilitated the session.

"To maintain the impressive numbers of women we have in Parliament, we have to go down to the grassroots, in the villages and in homesteads. We should make sure that from this level, we give girls as much attention as we do boys. We can't afford to continue treating girls the way we currently do."

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