Youth Volunteers in Community Policing pledged to fight against Genocide ideology
In an interview with the Executive Secretary of RYVCP, Placide Bizimana, he said: “We, the youth, are the foundation of our country’s future, so it is important that we get involved in everything and drive the agenda.”
Bizimana added that RYVCP, which currently has over 100, 000 members nationwide, has been involved in social protection programmes through proving support to the vulnerable groups including genocide survivors as well as partnering with the country’s leadership and security organs in advancing public welfare.
Jean Bosco Mutangana, who is in charge of training in RYVCP said: “We strive for patriotism... that’s why we must stand up against anything or anyone that reminisce our bad history.” RYVCP currently targets to have about a million members before this year ends; they are mainly involved advancing national values among their peers, supporting communities through different social protection programs and crime prevention awareness programs in schools and communities.
The organization that currently include secondary and university students and those who have so far graduated was created in 2013 by the youth whose ambition also included fighting and preventing crimes in partnership with police and local authorities.