This past Saturday, former UN Ambassador and civil rights legend Andrew Young and I spoke at the Rwanda Convention 2006, in Morristown, New Jersey. President Paul Kagame was the keynote for the Convention and I hear our friend Chris Tucker also stopped by later in the day.
It was a great day, and I am convinced more than ever that Rwanda will be a role model nation for the African continent.
While at the Convention, Operation HOPE made a commitment to educate 50,000 Rwandan children in financial literacy, leading to a starter bank account, over the next 5-years, in partnership with the Rwandan Government and President Kagame. Banking on Our Future, Rwanda is scheduled for 2007. Mary Hagerty, our chief of financial literacy at HOPE, also attended the Convention with us.
Onward, with HOPE
John Hope Bryant