On 29th April , a day of 17th Tutsi Genocide commemoration, BBA remembers with AERG…
We participated in a Mass and a walk to the commemoration center before returning to INATEK for songs of commemoration and testimonies. The AERG Club at INATEK also performed a dramatic skit on unity and reconciliation to show that even though bad history affected our country, there is hope.
Later in the evening, students with candles each shared about their experience during the genocide that they remember. Some told about how they lost everything – they don’t have anyone to care for them, they lost their moms, dads, sisters, brothers and cousins.
BBA donated a painting by Niyonkuru Omar Joshua, a BBA member, to AERG as a symbol of our partnering with, and being close to, the genocide survivors. The painting illustrates hope, that we can have a brilliant future by knowing where we’re from and where we’re going and learning from what happened those dark days.
In the history of genocide, some young people devoted themselves, their energy, for bad. During this commemoration, youth were encouraged to engage themselves, and to devote themselves, for good and positive change.
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