Rwandan students in Ningbo University, China have remembered the victims of the 1994 genocide against the Tutsi, an occasion they used to share experiences and learn from the dark history of the country
At the event that took place sunday , the students were joined by hundreds of friends to learn from Rwanda’s genocide history.
The President of Rwandan students’ community at Ningbo University, Benjamin Kirenga thanked the participants at the event and said that Rwanda has suffered a lot in the past.
He said that it is important to commemorate, honour the memory of the victims and being in solidarity with survivors.
“The commemoration of the genocide against the Tutsi is a special annual programme showing this horrible segment history of our country. In Rwanda, people were killed because of the heinous politics of discrimination, divisionism and hatred that led to the genocide against the Tutsi,” he said.
During the ceremony, youth shared message of peace, hope, history and renewal through poems, songs and guitar playing.
A majority at the event were Rwandan students who were born after the genocide.
“Though we were born after the genocide, we should remember and get to know what happened during the genocide, fight against its ideology and make Rwanda a peaceful country,” said 20-year-old Munezero Inema.
At the event, participants lit candles as a sign of hope for the future. src :Igihe
The Express News