Rwanda has joined the rest of the world this September 8th, 2014 in celebrating International Literacy Day. As promoters of literacy, Rwanda Library Services in partnership with Save the Children organized reading promotion activities at the library on 8th September 2014 and attended the Rwanda Reads General Assembly.
8th September 2014 Planned Activities:
From 10:00am to 12:00pm (Preschool/ Kindergarten Programs: 80 Scheduled), the library welcomed preschool kids from various schools for a series of fun filled activities; storytelling, arts and craft and reading marathons. The Ambassador of the United States of America in Rwanda participated in the reading to kids program
From 2:00pm to 4:00pm (Primary School Programs: 400), the library received primary school pupils for reading, spelling sessions, library usage among others. Some celebrities have also participated in this reading program.
From 2:00pm to 4:00pm (secondary school programs: 100), the library welcomed secondary school students for book discussion, debates and library usage. The Minister of Sports and Culture, Amb. Habineza Joseph and other dignitaries have participated in the book discussion.
The book we had in the discussion was “The New Rwanda 11: Success and Challenges on the Ground”, a publication of the University of Scranton and edited by Sondra Myers.