Kisoro Educators Commended for Cultivating Youth Interest in Tourism & Conservation

KISORO – Aurelia Kyarimpa Tumwebaze, the Assistant Warden in charge of Community Conservation at Mgahinga Gorilla National Park in Kisoro District has extended her heartfelt appreciation to educators in Kisoro for their commendable efforts in preparing the younger generation to embrace the realms of Tourism and Conservation.

Her accolades came during the World Gorilla Day event’s closing ceremony, held yesterday evening at the enchanting Gorilla Highlands Coffee situated in Central Division, Kisoro Municipality.

Participating in an engaging quiz were students from esteemed institutions such as St. Andrews Academy, St. Gertrude’s, Kisoro Vision, and Seseme Girls Secondary School. Astonishingly, these students demonstrated their profound knowledge by scoring above 80% in subjects spanning from Mountain Gorillas to Tourism, Conservation, and Smart Farming. As per recent statistics, the world is home to just slightly over 1000 Mountain Gorillas.

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Distinguished guest speakers, including the Senior Tourism Officer Richard Munezero, Kirundo Sub County LCV Councilor Umuhinza Louis Bishubeho, and the accomplished commercial farmer from Busanza, Andrew Mugisha, graced the event with their presence.

Councilor Bishubeho wholeheartedly praised the schools for their sincere commitment to nurturing a deep understanding of tourism and conservation. He underscored the myriad job opportunities that wait the youth who choose to embrace this sector.

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The event also elicited expressions of joy from several participants, who reveled in the unique opportunity to expand their knowledge about Mountain Gorillas, coffee cultivation, and leveraging the internet to bolster tourism and conservation efforts.

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Today, the students will have the privilege of embarking on a mountainous adventure, as they hike the majestic Mount Sabinyo. This thrilling activity is a part of the World Gorilla Day festivities, which encapsulate the spirit of appreciation and conservation for these remarkable creatures.

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