The National Rehabilitation Service (NRS) is organising the 16th Graduation Ceremony for youth rehabilitated in Iwawa Rehabilitation Centre, located on Iwawa Island of Kivu Lake, Rutsiro District.
In this event to take place on 14th September 2018, 905 youths who benefited rehabilitation services (psychosocial and medical treatment) and Technical, Vocational Education and Training courses like carpentry, masonry, tailoring, agriculture, crop production with literacy and numeracy, motorcycle driving and other crosscutting courses under the lead of the Workforce Development Authority (WDA); will be given certificates of completion of the training and go back in their respective families.
Counselling sessions, special health care and vocational skills provided to the youth will enable them to leave the centre with positive values, get employment and play an active role in the social economic development of our country.
Speaking about the graduation ceremony, the Director General of the National Rehabilitation Service Mr. Aimé Bosenibamwe called upon local authorities and the civil society to play an active role in the social economic reintegration of young people who graduate from rehabilitation centres.
“Parenting, reforming behaviours and providing guidance to the youth is a continuous process. Parents are urged to educate their children to avoid drug abuse and delinquency from their childhood. We are striving for a better future of our youth and a country without drug abuse and delinquency,” he said.
“We also call upon the Rwandan community to always provide a warm welcome to the youth graduating from rehabilitation centres and facilitate their social reintegration in the community because they leave rehabilitation centres with adequate attitudes and behaviours that are not detrimental to the community,” he added.
The 16th Graduation Ceremony of youths rehabilitated in Iwawa Rehabilitation Centre will be attended by different dignitaries including representatives from various Government institutions, the Ambassador of the Netherlands, just to name a few.