Culture Week leaves a mark in the lives of the youths
Last week, the Academy of Language and Culture undertook a culture week aimed at educating young people about their culture and how they can preserve it for future generations.
The week which ended on September 8, 2013 featured sessions where participants learnt about their history and culture in detail.
The week also featured cultural as well as modern dance contests and participants had a chance to showcase their talents which also presented the opportunity to detect talent.
In collaboration with the National institute of Museums, cultural week covered all provinces giving a chance for youth beyond Kigali to learn about their rich heritage.
Speaking to the participants during the launch of cultural week, Professor James Vuningoma said,
“Culture week intends to give Rwandans especially the young the opportunity to appreciate their culture and think on how this culture can be developed in all aspects.”
Dr. Vuningoma also encouraged young people to learn how unique Rwandan culture is. “Our culture adds value to our society so embracing it will encourage self-reliance, dynamism and vision.”
Events through-out the week included a fashion show, traditional games, debates and the launch of the Culture Book Guide on the last day.
This short book written in Kinyarwanda explains Rwandan culture and values. Topics in it include faith & worship, nationalism, society, humanity, and hard work.
The young people who attended the culture week that this website talked to said that they leant a lot of things about their culture they didn’t know before.