An end of the year and the beginning of a New Year is a time for families, employees from different companies to come together and share joy for their achievement over the yesteryear and making plans of the New Year.
It is in this regard that Korea Telecom (KT), as a key player in broadband connectivity ventures in Rwanda, prepared a special end-of-the-year party for Rwandan students currently in South Korea and wishing them a happy 2014.
It was also an opportunity for Rwandan students to have a chat with the KT’s Global Enterprise Group President.
While addressing these students, Hongjin Kim reminded some of similarities between South Korea and Rwanda. One of the similarities he highlighted was a post-conflict quick recovery and the resilience of citizens of these two friendly countries.
He also pointed out that like Korea has done, Rwanda has and is investing heavily in her citizens, a major and reliable recourse.
“People have value than natural resources and Rwanda has to focus on developing itself from its own people,” Kim told the students.
He also hailed the post-genocide result-oriented leadership spearheaded by President Paul Kagame that he sees in Rwanda. Hongjin Kim also told Rwandan students that KT will be giving interested students a chance to do internship at their company as a way of enhancing their knowledge acquired from their respective universities.
He concluded by reminding the students that they should be more focused on their studies so that they should play a big role in their country when they go back as Korean Scholars have done.
The representative of the Rwandan students, James Ntaganda, thanked KT for the special party and thanked Kim for his word full of wisdom and experience.
He reminded them that they come for studies based on merit and competition and that they have to work with other Rwandans to make Rwanda a competitive country in modern global economy racing.
“Coming to Korea is a great opportunity for students who come from developing countries because of Korea’s development trends and we know well what our country expects from us. We shall not disappoint all people and Institutions that trusted us” he said.
There after students had a tour around the KT’s technology lounge to experience the latest technologies.
ITU (International Telecommunication Union), a global standards body has been ranking South Korea number one in terms of broadband connectivity and usage. The two giants in technologies, LG and Samsung electronics are South Korea based companies.