A group of youth from member states of the Economic Community of the Great Lakes Countries (CEPGL) are camping in a Rubavu district where they will engage in charity work in advocacy of peace building in the region.
They include students from secondary schools or institutions of higher learning in Rwanda, Burundi and the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), the member states of the regional grouping.
The group is expected to undertake courses on political stability and peace building and conduct charity activities that will benefit the community.
Joseph Litityo, an official from CEPGL said yesterday that the youth will construct a playground aimed at contributing to the development of recreational activities in the area.
“The general idea is to enable youth from the different countries share experiences and ideas on how to grow and work in harmony with each other,” Litityo said.
He disclosed that as a sign of solidarity, the youth will in future conduct rotational visits in the three countries for similar peace charity campaigns.
Pierre Mrisho, one of the youth who came from DRC said that the outcome of this campaign is impressive especially at a time when security in his country is deteriorating by the day.
“Everyone knows the problems in my own country and it is important that we all participate in finding solutions for them because it sometimes gets out of hand,” he observed.