Friday, 9 November 2012

Rwanda : KIST holds fundraising concert for girls’ hostel

An artistic impression of the planned female hostel Rwanda : KIST holds fundraising concert for girls’ hostel
An artistic impression of the planned female hostel
KIST Students community together with the Management organized a concert named ‘’Our Own Steps towards a Brighter Future”.
The concert was organized in conjunction with the ongoing KIST fundraising campaign project on Girls’ Empowerment to pursue science and Technology project, a development initiative with the aim of collecting funds for the construction of a Hostel to accommodate female students at the KIST campus.
The hostel is thought to be a facilitation to increase the number of female students enrolling for science and Technology with safe and decent accommodation.
The fundraising concert was attended by invited guests, KIST Management, students and Rwanda musician and celebrities.
The fundraising concert raised the amount of money equivalent Rwf821, 000. The Rector of KIST Dr. Jeanne d’Arc Mujawamariya appreciated to the student community especially Miss KIST 2011 for organizing this concert to support girls’ Female Hostel Project.
Mujawamariya said that girl empowerment in KIST is essential because their potential has been shown in the way they lead in all the beauty contests.
The project which is expected to cost Rwf 1.7 billion is aimed at addressing the acute shortage of accommodation facilities at the institution for female students.
Currently, KIST has over 3,000 students and among these, over 700 are females and most of them are accommodated outside the campus.
According to the Rector of KIST Dr. Jean d’ Arc Mujawamariya, they came up with the project to ensure the security of the female students.
She says that there have been consequences associated with the girls residing outside the main campus such as lack of enough security. She added that the project is also in line with the promotion of the girls’ education.
Information from KIST administration shows that over 2,000 students are accommodated by their guardians while others rent private hostels outside the institution’s premises.


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