Friday 13, January 2023, Pax Press with the support of Fojo Media Institute through Rwanda Media programme grant state-of-the-Art Equipment to three Journalism teaching universities which are Institut Catholique de Kabgayi (ICK), The East African University of Rwanda and Mount Kenya University.
The equipment includes cameras, voice recorders, computers and other IT tools that will provide students with the opportunity to gain hands-on experience and practice in the field.
“We are thrilled to be able to support the next generation of journalists in Rwanda,” said Albert Baudouin Twizeyimana, the National Coordinator of PAX PRESS. “By providing students with access to this equipment, we are giving them the tools they need to succeed in the industry and make a meaningful impact.”
Jean Baptiste Hategekimana, the Dean of the faculty of Journalism and communication studies at ICK indicated how the donation will facilitate journalism students.
“This donation will be of great benefit to our students, as it will enable them to receive a hands-on learning experience,” he said.
“We are grateful for the support of Pax Press and Fojo Media Institute in helping our students prepare for successful careers in journalism field,” he added.
Some journalism students in ICK told ICK News that they are happy with the equipment they have received because it will help them to make good stories and easily.
Joyeuse IRADUKUNDA said: “Sometimes we used to write stories without good photos because we didn’t have a camera, but now our stories will always have good photos because three cameras will help us.”
“It is good that we have been given equipment that includes computers because we will have a place to work quietly than before,” Aline Umutesi added.
Pax Press and Fojo Media Institute are committed to supporting the growth and development of media in Rwanda, and this donation is just one of the ways in which they are working to achieve this goal.