A number of 30 primary students have won Art contests that portrayed CHOGM values through talent exhibitions.
The student’s talent exhibition comes when the CommonWealth Heads of State summit is only 5 days to go.
Cyuzuzo Ngabo Groly is one of the participants from G.S Gakenke Gatsibo district in a nationwide competition who drew a pot embossed with a crown tagged with a CHOGM flyer which symbolizes unity and reconciliation.
The students who won were provided with the toolkits to help them boost their talents.
“This gave courage to help my child so he continues to develop his talent in future” one of the parents said at the event.
The CHOGM Art competition was organized by the Ministry of Education to raise awareness about the CommonWealth Heads of state summit by engaging school students.
The Ministry of Education confirmed that pre-events are aimed at raising awareness of the summit.
According to Gaspard Twagirayezu, the State Minister for Primary and Secondary education said 180 students participated in mock CHOGM where they debated on different issues that are relevant to the event.
“What we are celebrating today is the students in primary schools. We had asked them to draw or tell us how they think about Common Wealth values and we have seen how they tried to demonstrate what they see here in Rwanda. This is something we are happy about and we are going to keep supporting this student to continue expressing themselves through arts,” he said.
The best drawings will be displayed during the CHOGM meeting.
Students were competing under the themes of Governance, Rule of Law, Sustainability, Health, Youth, Technology, and Innovation.