The Rwandan Diaspora in the US announced plans to re-organize the community in order to give more support to their country’s economic development.
During the meeting in Maryland chaired by H.E Ambassador Mathilde Mukantabana, In February 2014, the Diaspora discussed the leaders’ role in their respective local communities and ways in which their organizations can contribute to Rwandan development.
The community is working around the clock to get more involved in the cultural social affairs.
Mukantabana commended the newly elected national community leaders for their commitment to reposition the Rwandan Community in the U.S.A. and pledged the embassy’s support.
The parties developed a collective action plan aimed at promoting education, knowledge and skills transfer as well as improving our country’s communication and mass media use.
Similarly, the President of Rwandan Diaspora in Midwest, Charles Ruhaya, during the 2014 New Year event that was held in South Bend City, Indiana USA called upon the USA community to contribute to the development of the country and promote unity.
The Rwanda community in the United States has been looking at ways to join forces and work together to strengthen community mobilization with special civic and cultural engagement of the youth.
According to Gaetan Gatete, president of the Rwandan Diaspora network USA, the USA Rwandan community is looking at what they can give, but also at what they can get in return.
The community feels through entrepreneurship, skills and technology exchange, increased trade links, philanthropic foundations, investment, and heritage and tourism links, diaspora groups, individuals and networks are giving back in various ways.