Rwanda – Crafts Exhibition and Sales from workshop for young mothers

02 October 2017

(ANS - Butare) - From September 13 to 15, Rango's "Don Bosco" Technical & Vocational Center, in Butare, Rwanda, and the local NGO "LUTI", organized an exhibition and a sales event to present the local products made by some of the vulnerable groups benefiting from their activities, the aim: to provide and guarantee a certain financial autonomy. The exhibition, organized in front of the local market, had the same vulnerable young people as protagonists and key players.

The opening speech of the inauguration was offered by the Executive Secretary of the administrative sector of Mukura, which gave great importance to this activity.

"The event that brings us together here is an appointment to remember in the history of our administration. It demonstrates the will of our local population to affirm and empower itself alongside the enthusiasm of our partners in combating poverty through vocational training," he said in a warmly applauded speech.

The protagonists of the exhibition were the child-mothers who attended the courses of the Salesian vocational training center, who were satisfied with the sales of the products they produced: blouses, skirts, dresses, lingerie, trousers, bags ...

"This initiative has motivated the local administrative authorities to support our activities. It was a good way to let ourselves be known and make known the products of our girls," commented Fr Raphaël Katanga, Director of the Salesian Center.

"The Salesian community of Rango was very proud to see the local population and people from neighboring towns interested in the products of our beneficiaries." And he added that the exhibition was just the prelude to a vast network of collaborations that the Salesian Center had recently started with other private organizations.

"This event was an opportunity to present one of the goals of the Salesian Center to the general public: to give hope to the girl-mothers marginalized by society by promoting their social and economic development," concluded Fr Katanga. "The journey will be a long one, but we are sure that with this first show we have started along this path with our partners."


ANS - “Agenzia iNfo Salesiana” is a on-line almost daily publication, the communication agency of the Salesian Congregation enrolled in the Press Register of the Tibunal of Rome as n 153/2007.

This site also uses third-party cookies to improve user experience and for statistical purposes. By scrolling through this page or by clicking on any of its elements, you consent to the use of cookies. To learn more or to opt out, click "Further Information".