About 149 students who completed their higher education in Shyongwe sector in Muhanga district participated in the ongoing civic education where they will be performing different activities to help the community.
Among the many activities to be done is digging terraces, building houses for vulnerable people, teaching adults that cannot read and write and sensitising people on the different government programmes.
However, these students who are supposed to be working 5 days a week, half a day asked their trainers to at least let them work 3 days a week so that they could be able to go and help their parents.
Responding to the students’ call, however, the chairman of the sector François Xavier Ndejeje said that this could not be possible and advised them to use the rest of the time they have to their own interests.
On the challenges they raised of not having enough equipment to carry out their services, Ndejeje told them not to worry since they would get everything needed for such services.
These students have dug terraces on about 2.5 hectares of land though with a very low turn up on the first day of their activities.
All the activities these students will do during the 3 months will be for the development of their sector and the country at large under the voluntary national service programme.