Steffi Mushayija, a Rwandan physiotherapist firstly founded in Belgium, determined to stick and proceed running in Rwanda after running on the Gisenyi Hospital for 6 months as a part of the diaspora engagement in the well being sector programme.
“The initial plan was to go to Switzerland but due to Covid-19, things changed and I landed on the offer to come to Rwanda which was tempting since I was looking for somewhere to engage and practice my career,” mentioned Mushayija.
The revel in was once new to her for the reason that “Gisenyi Hospital was nothing like hospitals in Belgium” however She had a clean transition with the assistance of colleagues and the host circle of relatives.
“I never had the feeling of being a stranger,” she mentioned.
In her daily paintings, Mushayija spotted that many of us in Rwanda took too lengthy to hunt lend a hand.
“It’s like they have to wait for months with the pain until they consult a doctor. The mindset must change.”
Joseph Hategekimana discovered his as far back as Musanze District in March 2022 to lend a hand pressure competence-based instructing in Rwanda.
Hategekimana is a researcher on the Turku University in Finland and holds a PhD in Food Sciences. He could also be the co-founder of Hills Connect – a platform that hyperlinks East Africans dwelling in Finland to Nordics funding.
He were given to find out about this system thru a gathering of Rwandan Community Abroad (RCA), the place he’s an energetic member. Hategekimana went in the course of the utility procedure for this undertaking and was once sooner or later decided on.
“I was sent to IPRC Musanze where I spent three months in the department of food processing. It was a nice experience and easier because there was a focal person who knew what was needed and all about the program,” he notes.
“My achievement can be found in Musanze District, where I helped to set up the much-needed laboratories as they were not functional before and, if given a chance, I would still grab the opportunity to volunteer under this project,” Hategekimana mentioned.
Through those diaspora engagement techniques, extremely professional Rwandans dwelling in a foreign country are inspired and facilitated to go back and give a contribution to the improvement of the rustic throughout their skilled fields.
The ongoing diaspora engagement techniques are recently concentrated on Rwandans founded in Europe with experience in the Technical and Vocational Education and Training (TVET) and the Health sectors whilst the Finance sector undertaking -which is in the preliminary levels of implementation can be concentrated on Rwandan mavens founded in Canada and the United States of America.
All 3 tasks intention at bringing on board mavens which might be prepared to give a contribution to the socio-economic construction of Rwanda in the course of the to be had temporary assignments in the type of data sharing and talents switch.
The tasks are applied through the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International cooperation (MINAFFET), Rwanda Polytechnic (RP), the Ministry of Health (MoH) and Rwanda Finance Limited (RFL), with the reinforce of the International Organization for Migration (IOM).
Sylvie Mucyo, Vice Chancellor of Rwanda Polytechnic
Sylvie Mucyo, Vice Chancellor, Rwanda Polytechnic, famous that capability construction thru long-term and temporary coaching is a part of Rwanda Polytechnic’s five-year objectives and this undertaking got here as an answer.
She thanked the concerned companions for making a platform the place Rwandan diasporas percentage data and talents which might be new available on the market.
According to knowledge from the National Bank of Rwanda, Rwandans dwelling in a foreign country have contributed greater than Rwf1.1 billion in income to the rustic.
Clementine Mukeka, PS, MINAFFET
The govt of Rwanda targets at construction a knowledge-based financial system in line with the improvement objectives of 2050, famous Clementine Mukeka, Permanent Secretary, MINAFFET.
“Rwandans living abroad have contributed so much in education, health, and technology. We appeal to the diaspora to keep the patriotic spirit by using their expertise in developing the country through different projects,” she mentioned.
Executive Secretary, HRH, Minisante
Dr. Patrick Ndimubanzi, Executive Secretary, Human Resources for Health, Ministry of Health, additionally thanked the implementers of this undertaking and the contribution of Rwandans dwelling in a foreign country in bettering healthcare in the rustic.
He additional asked Rwandans with clinical experience to come back and teach native medical doctors and deal with sufferers the place essential.
Hategekimana mentioned: “I would advise other people to always be informed and updated. They want to give back to the community but they don’t know where to ask, hence, they should be active members of the Rwandan community abroad (RCA).”
Mushayija additionally encourages different Rwandan diaspora to take part in the rustic’s construction techniques pronouncing that “even if you don’t stay at all, it might change your perspective and might help someone to change their view, I think they should try it if they have the possibility to volunteer.”
Author: New Times