A student at the Wellspring Academy in Rwanda
A recent article published in the New Times in Rwanda focuses on the need for "homegrown solutions". The article cites two solutions that were developed in Rwanda to help Rwandans and calls for more of these solutions to be developed if the country is going to continue to see growth, development and improvement in the years ahead.
The first example was that of "Umuganda". Umuganda is a mandatory community service day on the last Saturday of the month in Rwanda that "has seen classrooms constructed, roads paved, successful reforestation and the less privileged availed housing, among other benefits."
The New Times article goes on to say, "Another successful home grown solution is the Gacaca courts, which have not only delivered justice, considering the magnitude of cases from the Genocide, but also boosted the unity and reconciliation efforts which have contributed to a sustainable secure and stable society."
The Made in Rwanda Leadership Summit, hosted by Opportunity International and The Wellspring Foundation for Education, will bring together 150 Rwandan leaders, executives and entrepreneurs for a one day conference to discuss this very topic, homegrown solutions, and more with a day of speakers, networking and break out sessions.
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