Rwanda riposte

9th October 2009 at 01:00

Keith Vaz MP said putting a head in charge of two secondaries was "like Britain lending its Prime Minister to Rwanda for two days a week" (News, October 2). He may not know that Rwanda benefits from the expert guidance of a former British PM, Tony Blair, who serves as an adviser to President Kagame and Rwanda's government.

This summer, the Conservative Party also worked with Survivors Fund (SURF) on a careers programme for Rwandan students. Participants found the problems young Rwandans have securing jobs are very similar to those of their UK counterparts.

David Russell, Director, Survivors Fund (SURF), London (www.survivors-fund.org.uk).

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