On Tuesday May 28th, 2013 Youth in Gikomero Sector met in a traditional dance contest organized by Kabuga Youth Friendly Center in Conjunction with Gasabo district and National Women Council aiming at defeating drugs’ use and Avoid from HIV Aids among youth.
Hundreds of youth accompanied by their elders attended the event in which 5 groups of traditional dancing get awards, with their composition that fight the drugs and HIV/AIDS in youth.
- Youth attended the event at Gikomero Sector.
The local culture Artists attended the event and enjoyed. One of the Youth tells our source that they will fight HIV/AIDS, Drugs usage through singing and keeping Rwanda’s culture values because music can give message to a variety of people.
The traditional dances’ competition in Gokomero involved 5 Groups namely: Indacogora, Inyamibwa, Inganji, Don Bosco and club Anti Sida.
The Coordinator of National Youth Council in Gasabo District Mr. MUSIRIKARE David urged the youth of Gikomero to raise the spirit of competence in everything they plan to do, he heartened them to hate poverty through hard working in order to develop themselves.
“The Country counts on you, you have the key to open the development of Rwanda with strength, we will achieve that in our moral values to protect ourselves from drugs and HIV/AIDS” Musirikare inspired the youth.
After the Competition, youth were awarded different price including goats, two best groups received two goats that will help them until each individual in the faction will gets his own.
- The Youth show the public that they are talented in traditional dance.
The program’s officer in Southern Province in National Youth Council Mr. Paul HABINEZA, who was the Guest of honor, in his speech, said that the Government of Rwanda has launched anti drugs campaign, the program entitled’ the Neighbor’s eye’ this program aimed to eradicate the drugs usage in the youth, where everyone involved.
He told the young people to fight the drugs for their own benefits, taking drugs destroy their lives; he also encouraged them to work hard together, by creating cooperatives, access to finance through BDF and strive for self-reliance through innovations.
Habineza Paul added that, “these goats you get are very important for starting castles activities, they will produce and each of you will get his own soon. Start small grow big”.
The competition was among the activities prepared by National Youth Council targeting the Youth Connect Month 2013 which started on May 03rd this year.