Honorable Julie Payette, Governor General of Canada, is in Rwanda since yesterday April 5th, where she will join in activities to mark the 25th commemoration of the 1994 Genocide against the Tutsi.
She arrived from Ottawa accompanied by a delegation of prominent Canadians, and was greeted by Rwandan officials and received by an Honor Guard at her arrival at Kigali International Airport.
“The visit to Rwanda demonstrates Canada’s commitment to preventing genocide and mass atrocities as well as its support for reconciliation processes,” reads the official statement from the Canadian High Commission.
During her stay, the Governor General will lay a wreath to honor the victims of the 1994 Genocide against Tutsis. She will also visit the African Institute for Mathematical Sciences (AIMS-Rwanda) facilities, where she will deliver brief remarks and take part in a Q&A session with students on the importance of education and science.
The discussion highlights Canada’s interest in promoting the inclusion of youth as well as the importance of science and technology.
The Governor General and members of the delegation will also engage with Rwandan youth during an activity with participants of Right to Play.
RTP is a global organization that protects, educates and empowers children to rise above adversity using play. By harnessing play, one of the most powerful and fundamental forces in a child’s life, RTP helps 1.9 million children each week to stay in school and out of work, to prevent life-threatening diseases like HIV and malaria and to stay safe from exploitation and abuse.
Discussions with the Minister of Information Communications Technology and Innovation, Hon Paula Ingabire
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