A representative from the Rwandan Embassy to the United States visited with officials from Southeast Missouri State University on Monday, May 23, to learn more about the University and to explore opportunities for collaboration.
Charles Ntageruka, the second counselor of the Rwandan Embassy in the United States shared a video and remarks on Rwanda’s history and progress made since the 1994 genocide. Counselor Ntageruka also discussed the country’s government, economic development, and educational system.
Ntageruka was joined by Jonas Mukiza and Bill Ntwali, two representatives of the Rwandan Missouri and Illinois Community, a regional group affiliated with the Embassy. The event included small group discussions as well as the opportunity to learn more about Southeast’s academic programs.
“It was a great honor to host this delegation and to learn about the exciting things happening in Rwanda,” said Executive Director of International Education and Services Kevin Timlin. “In the last 30 years, it is clear that Rwanda has made a great deal of progress in reducing poverty and expanding access to education for their people, and they have many other ambitious developmental goals. Our hope is that Southeast can find ways to help Rwanda meet those goals and collaborate in ways that are mutually beneificial to each side.”