For the second time Rwanda is hosting the East Africa Pioneers Congress, an annual regional collaboration seeking to strengthen ties of five countries in different sectors.
The conference scheduled to kick off Wednesday will be responsible for developing leadership among the youth organized by AIESEC (Association Internationale des Étudiants en Sciences Économiques et Commerciales) in Rwanda.
“We will be celebrating achievements of our own people, passing on the experience to youth and preparing them for the future,” said David Niyonsaba the country director of AIESEC.
Niyonsaba further explained that this year’s unique element is the session of ‘The world largest lesson’.
“We are taking all delegates in the conference to different high schools to speak to students about involvement of young people in achieving sustainable development goals,” he said.
According to Niyonsaba, they expect this session to open minds of young people, inspire them and also present to them different opportunities and what role they can play for the development of the country.
Basically, they target to speak to 2500 students in a duration of two hours.
They will speak to students from 10 schools including Green Hills Academy, Lycee de Kigali, SOS, New Vision High School, Agahozo Shalom Village among others.
The 11th East African Pioneers Congress will be a 5-day Conference that seeks to create a rigorous learning environment through dialogues and exchange sessions on leadership development.
The conference and all events will take place from September 13th to 17th at the Kigali Conference and Exhibition Village (KCEV).
Unlike in the past decade, the purpose of this 11th congress will be dedicated to celebrating life changing experiences and enhance young leadership through regional collaborations.