Students from three of Carnegie Mellon University’s global campuses, including CMU in Qatar, have met with Rwanda’s President Paul Kagame to discuss their passion for education and technology.
The students were participating in Project Rwanda, a community service initiative that brings together CMU students from Qatar, the US and Rwanda.
While in Kigali, Andrew Edward, a junior in the Information Systems Programme on the Qatar campus, sent a tweet to President Kagame to tell him about the team’s enthusiasm for education in Rwanda. To the team’s surprise, the president reached out and invited the group to speak with him.
“Meeting with President Kagame was an incredible moment for Project Rwanda,” said Edward. “When we sent the tweet, we didn’t expect this great response. We really felt he wanted to listen to our ideas and experiences and help in making these ideas impactful for education in Rwanda.”
Project Rwanda aims to enhance the educational experience of Rwandan youth through technology. Each year, a group of Carnegie Mellon students from Qatar and the main campus in Pittsburgh team up with students from the African campus. Together, they work with Rwandan students and teachers to explore ways to teach and learn with technology.
For more information on programmes offered at CMU-Q, one can visit https://www.qatar.cmu.edu/academics
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