In a bid to support genocide survivors towards self reliance, Star Africa Media, a Chinese pay television service provider has donated equipment that will facilitate a survivors’ youth cooperative to implement their business plans.
As part of the agenda, Isamaza youth cooperative were given two computers, a 32inch TV screen and a decoder courtesy of Star Africa media- a Chinese multimedia company in Rwanda.
The equipments worth over Rwf1million will be used to generate income for the youth cooperative- which is mainly composed of genocide survivors in Ngororero sector, Ngororero district, Western Province.
The equipment was handed over by the Minister of Youth and ICT, Jean Philbert Nsengimana, who was accompanied by the CEO of Star Africa Media, Justin Liu, and local government leaders.
The cooperative members had requested for support with such equipment, and they are very lucky because Star Africa media has come with the equipment by coincidence. This should be a startup for you project idea, which can transform the lives of the community and earn income for the cooperative” the Minister said.
The cooperative chairperson, Jean Pierre Kwizera, said that the donation will be used to start up an IT and multi media center in Ngororero town center and provide training to the youth as a response to the problem of unemployment and skills gaps in the community
The digital broadcasting services offered by Star Media are in line with the Rwanda Government vision which aimed at digitalizing the broadcast media, and make contributions will help to transform Rwanda society from analogue to digital broadcasting and meet the envisaged government vision of the year 2012.
The digitalization process requires upgrading of domestic television receivers\’ sets in order to receive digital television program