Rwanda was pleased to join other members of the Commonwealth family across the world in commemorating Commonwealth Day 2017 for the first time, under the theme “A Peace-building Commonwealth”.
The Commonwealth day is celebrated every year on the second Monday of March. For this year, the World celebrated the Commonwealth Day on Monday 13th March, but here in Rwanda as the targeted people to celebrate with were students who were doing their exams, the celebration has been postponed to March 27th, 2017.
Rwanda celebrated the commonwealth day with the students from High Schools that have commonwealth clubs namely Lycée de Kigali which hosted the event and Lycée Notre Dames de Citeaux.
It was the day of an enjoyable programs:
- Educational activity:There were two groups of five from each school, the aim of the dialogue was to understand the commonwealth in general, the commonwealth day and the theme of the day and to help other students to understand that and to know the important of being a member of the commonwealth family.
- Sport activities: They had time to compete; In running 5 laps the footbll pitch, Lycée de Kigali won over Lycée Notre Dame de Citeaux and in tag of war rope, Lycée Notre Dame de Citeaux paid back.
The Second Vice President of Rwanda Commonwealth Games Association, Mr. BIZIMANA Festus and the Second Secretary Political of the British High Commission in Rwanda, Mr. Tim MOODY gave their remarks to the crowd.
The event was finished with awarding the winners in different activities: