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Nyarugenge: Tumukunde Initiative supports schoolchildren amid COVID-19 effect

Tumukunde Initiative, an organization that supports adolescents and young people, to access lifesaving HIV, and sexual and reproductive health and rights services, has supported two students with school fees amid COVID-19 effect.

The initiative took place on March 11, 2022 during an organized campaign on vaccination organized by Tumukunde Initiative in partnership with GS Kimisagara.

“We have committed to pay school fees for the affected children for a whole school year; and we want to keep advocating for them for a more possible support. We have taken time to assess those who have been affected the most,” said Eugene Nzabanterura, the Secretary General of Tumukunde Initiative.

The occasion was with aim to recognize that it’s now two years since COVID-19 outbroke worldwide; and according to organizers, vaccination remains the right solution among people.

“It’s now two years people facing the pandemic. We wanted to partner this school for a campaign against COVID-19. We aim to tell the whole world that vaccination is the core solution to halting the spread of the pandemic. We call on people to get full vaccinated,” Nzabanterura added.

Speaking to the media amid the event, Charle Nsengimana, headmaster of GS Kimisagara, highlighted existing challenges that the school has experienced subsequent to COVID-19 effect.

“Among the challenges that we have faced as a school, include School closures which resulted in instant disturbances, relocation of parents that forcedly made children change schools, dropouts due to loss of jobs among some parents,” he stated.

However, Nsengimana said that the school is proud that all of its over 12-year-old pupils have been vaccinated by now which is a promising step amid the way to end the pandemic.

Jean Claude Kubwimana

Jean Claude Kubwimana

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