UNILAK

Students extend helping hand to needy neighbor


On Thursday, January 25th, 2024, Members of UNILAK Students ‘Union at Nyanza Campus, in collaboration with youth volunteers, community leaders, and the Rwanda National Police, came together  to undertake a special community work project. The initiative aimed to construct a much-needed toilet for a financially challenged resident residing near the campus.

The collaborative effort, which began early in the morning, saw a diverse group of volunteers working tirelessly to complete the construction of a new toilet facility.

The beneficiary, a grateful resident who wished to remain anonymous, expressed deep appreciation for the altruistic gesture. The new toilet facility not only addresses a fundamental need for the individual but also contributes to the overall improvement of living conditions in the area.

The University Students Union spearheaded the project, emphasizing the importance of community engagement and social responsibility. The union believes that initiatives like these not only address immediate needs but also foster a sense of solidarity among residents.

“We believe in the power of collective action to bring positive change to our community,” remarked Antoinette Umugwaneza, the Guild President of UNILAK Nyanza Campus Students Union.

Youth volunteers played a pivotal role in the construction process, showcasing their commitment to making a tangible impact on the lives of those in need. Local leaders also participated actively, emphasizing the importance of collaborative efforts in addressing community challenges.

The Rwanda National Police, recognizing the significance of community-building initiatives, supported the event by ensuring the safety of the participants throughout the day.

The construction of the toilet facility highlighted the positive outcomes that can be achieved through community collaboration.

Members of the UNILAK Students Union expressed their commitment to continue organizing such community-driven projects in the future, with the hope of creating a more inclusive and supportive environment for all residents near the university campus.