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KIGALI, Rwanda, July 25, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The New Rwanda Handbooks 1 & 2 help foster the spirit and practice of discussion among citizens. They are used in homes, schools, NGOs and government agencies, promoting discussion among citizens as an effective approach to strengthening democracy.
The first handbook, "The New Rwanda: Prosperity and the Public Good," was endorsed by H.E President Kagame, who also requested a translation into Kinyarwanda. The book features articles about the importance of the citizen in making a democracy work. It has been used in civic education lectures and debate competitions in schools & colleges as well as a foundation for conversations on current issues in roundtables. The book was also sent via The Ministry of Foreign Affairs to Rwandan embassies throughout the world as well as all Members of Parliament.
The second handbook, "The New Rwanda 2: Successes and Challenges on the Ground," includes a number of examples of projects that define the new Rwanda, including The Rwanda Library Services, Carnegie Mellon graduate program, progress in healthcare and education, and reflections on the country by citizens and foreigners, with a special section on youth. Stephen Kinzer, the author of A Thousand Hills commented, "This sparkling introduction to today's Rwanda is a fine way to begin understanding what is unfolding in that remarkable country."
Sondra Myers, the editor, is the Senior Fellow for International, Civic and Cultural Projects and Director of its Schemel Forum, a not-for-credit continuing education for enrichment program, University of Scranton, Pennsylvania. In 2011, Myers was appointed by US President Obama to serve on the Commission for Presidential Scholars. She has also received appointments from two other US Presidents: to serve on the US Commission of Fine Arts by President Jimmy Carter and to serve as Special Assistant to the Chairman of the National Endowment for the Humanities by President Bill Clinton.
Sondra is in Rwanda for the 9th time for the launch of "The New Rwanda 2: Successes and Challenges on the Ground," organized in partnership with the Ministry of Culture and the Rwanda Library Services and will take place on Friday, 25th July, 2014 at 4pm at the Rwanda Library Services conference room. The public is invited.
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