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Young people, pillar of development


Sep 25, 2022

KARUSI September 19th (ABP) – The President of the Republic Evariste Ndayishimiye opened on Thursday, September 15, 2022, the second edition of the national forum of young intellectuals at the Rusi regional multi-sector learning center in Karusi province (central-eastern Burundi), where he indicated that the Burundian government has targeted the involvement of all segments of the people, especially young people, considered as the main pillar in the fight against poverty.

In his speech, the Head of State said that the second edition of the national forum of young intellectuals took a few months to wait for the results of the achievements of the first edition taking into account its objectives and resolutions.

The second edition of the national forum of young intellectuals allows a real meditation in order to properly evaluate and find orientations specific to the self-development of young people, indicated the Head of State. “Holding this happy gathering of young people from all over the country and friendly countries at the Rusi Regional Multisectoral Learning Center, inaugurated on the same day, is a testimony that the government is fulfilling its promises to promote the development of young people,” he said. That center is, in fact, a monument to the fight against poverty according to the President of the Republic. He invited young people to aim for their autonomy through the creation of their own projects.

The Minister of East African Community Affairs, Youth, Sports and Culture Ezéchiel Nibigira returned to that opportunity to assess in relation to the various projects designed by young people, accompanied by the PAEEJ (Economic Empowerment Program and youth employment) and funded by the Youth Investment Bank (BIJE).

Returning to the Rusi regional multisector learning center being inaugurated, the Minister of National Education and Scientific Research François Havyarimana proposed a new name for this center. It will now be called the Polytechnic Training Center for Professional Retraining. That center, which will favor practice over theory, will primarily welcome graduates. The latter will learn modules, will be evaluated by validation tests of acquired experience and professional achievements sanctioned by certificates or professional patents of competitive senior technicians in the sub-region according to Minister Havyarimana.