TRAINING FOR MEDIA CLUBS REPRESENTATIVES IN MUSANZE DISTRICT

TRAINING FOR MEDIA CLUBS REPRESENTATIVES IN MUSANZE DISTRICT

The key for the realization of Sustainable Development Goals is kept in Rwandan cultural values. This statement was made by Dieudonne KAMBANDA during a two days training for media clubs representatives on sustainable development Goals which took place at Centre Pastorale Notre Dame de Fatima in Musanze district. This training was organized by The Rwanda National commission for UNESCO and gathered students representatives from media clubs and their mentors from UNESCO Associated Schools located in Northern and one part of Western province.

All participants taking a group photo for the occasion

In her opening remarks, Philomène MUKANKUSI, Director of Communication, Information and Documentation Unit at Rwanda National Commission for UNESCO (CNRU) reminded that media is the forth power and has a great role to play for the sake of the people. This workshop aim is to sensitize and encourage members of media clubs and their mentors to lead in the realization of sustainable development goals (SDGs). The training will help them to know and promote Rwandan cultural values, and to acquire media literacy skills.
Lead by the facilitator, participants discussed about the following four topics: the role of youth to the realization of Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), the journalistic reporting, the role of media in promoting the culture of peace and the key role of Rwandan cultural values to the realization of SDGs.

Dieudonne Kambanda delivering his lecture on the role of Rwandan culture in the realization of sustainable development goals (SDGs)
While discussing about the role of the Rwandan cultural values to the realization of Sustainable Development Goals, Mr Dieudonne KAMBANDA, the National service operation officer at Rwanda Itorero Commission, encouraged the participants to know and promote the Rwandan cultural values which plays a key role for achieving the Sustainable development goals. Based on those values, he asked them to have the Rwandan spirit in solving all problems/ issues that face the Rwandan community. He told the participants that as students they have to avoid all taboos related to studies such as missing classes, disobeying educators and other actions which can incite them to indiscipline. He reminded them that their good performance in class will result in having outstanding achievements in their future life. As future leaders, they have to be role models to others in whatever they do and whatever they say.

The Director of Education, Youth, UNESCO Clubs and Associated schools while closing the workshop
In his closing remarks, Mr Callixte KALISA, Director of Education, UNESCO Clubs, Associated Schools Network at Rwanda National Commission for UNESCO (CNRU) asked students to promote the truth in their life, reporting the balanced stories based on the facts and avoiding rumors in news reporting in their schools. He encouraged them to participate to the development of the country by promoting Rwandan cultural values, working hard and fighting against ignorance. He put an emphasis on their obligation to know and respect the government policies for sustainable development of the country.
Thirty six students with nine mentors attended the training and engaged to share the acquired knowledge with their schoolmates and colleagues.

Philomene MUKANKUSI
Director of Communication/CNRU


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