The youth accompanied by their parents from Rwesero cell in Busasamana sector in Nyanza district on Thursday the 18th.April.2013 visited Murambi memorial site in Nyamagabe district where most victims of the 1994 genocide against Tutsis are laid to rest.
Rwesero cell residents visit Murambi memorial site
This youth came to learn about the preparation and implementation of the 1994 genocide against the Tutsis in the 1994.
“Youth heard a lot of things during the commemoration period but they never exactly got to know all the answers to their questions about the 1994 genocide against Tutsis. The residents and leaders of Rwesero cell therefore decided that the youth can learn a lot from Murambi memorial site” explained Beatha Mukantaganira.
Mukantaganira also explained that the youth that visited Murambi Memorial Site is mainly composed of children who survived the 1994 atrocities, off springs of genocide survivors as well as children from families that perpetrated the 1994 genocide.
The youth learnt a lot from this memorial site as they saw bodies of genocide survivors, tools that killed them, learnt history and resolved to form a forum to ensure that genocide never happens ever again.
A girl writing in visitors’ book at Murambi memorial site
Jean de Dieu Murengezi a parent that had accompanied the youth between 15 and 20 years says “we thought it would be a good legacy to leave to our children for them to know about the 1994 genocide and for them to make sure it never happens ever again.”
Jean Pierre Ngirinshuti the president of IBUKA in Rwesero cell says the act of explaining the history thoroughly for the youth is a very good venture towards securing an anti genocide future.
The people who prepared genocide were inhuman but now that Rwanda is ensuring a unified people who love their country and ready to protect it, there will never be genocide ever.