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NGLSC, GS AIPER pay tribute to 1994 genocide victims

Written by: Eric Nzabirinda and George Kalisa
Sunday, June 30th, 2019, 2:23
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School children of Nyandungu Great Lakes School Complex (NGLSC) and GS AIPER Nyandungu onJune28 paid tribute to genocide victims to particularly remember the newborns and children who were gruesomely killed in the 1994 genocide against the Tutsi. Over one million Tutsis and moderate Hutus were killed during 100 days which end July4.

 

The pupils’ commemoration activities included visits to Nyanza Genocide Memorial where over 86, 000 victims were laid to rest.

 

The pupils’ visit happened at the end of a week devoted to remembering children killed during genocide by all schools in Kicukiro District.

 

This was the ninth time since Ndayisaba Fabrice Foundation (NFF) launched this noble ritual. Pupils between six and18 and teachers were taken through the history of the 1994 genocide especially for the victims in this place.      

 

Athanasie Mukayiranga, the Head teacher at Nyandungu Great Lakes School Complex said they (visits) help in providing more facts about the genocide.

 

“We believe such visits to genocide memorials substantially facilitate in educating the children 1994 genocide history taught in schools and in communities because they get a chance to learn more from different people – they’re young they know little about genocide,” observed Mukayiranga.

 

Mukayiranga called on the parents to explain to their children the history of genocide more so if they contact them for explanations, “children are usually inquisitive and parents.

 

She is grateful to Ngayisaba Fabrice Foundation which facilitated the visit.

 

Fabrice Ndayisaba, the founder of the 10 year-old NFF joined the pupils in this commemoration visit and said: “Such de and get the ground to fight against genocide ideology and persons who still propagate this ideology”.

 

“Too, knowledge of this genocide history will help them relate with one another as Rwandans, become conversant with the human rights and freedoms alongside upholding unity of Rwandans – they need to that H.E President Paul Kagame and RPF-Inkotanyi,” added Ndayisaba.

 

NFF’s membership currently boasts of over 150 members mobilized through games which the child victims loved, especially football and calls on parents to support his foundation.

   Ms Athanasie Mukayiranga, the Head teacher of Nyandungu Great Lakes School Complex (PHOTO/Nzabirinda)

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