Members of various Rotary Clubs operating in the country have said they will this year put more emphasis in supporting the genocide survivors through education and health.
The move was revealed by the club’s Kigali city president, Ndoba Mugugnga, in an interview with The New Times.
Mugunga said that the club is going to commit more efforts in providing education and health facilitation as a way of getting close to the survivors and playing their role in their healing process.
“We are looking at providing scholarships for youth in the country and the first priority will be the genocide survivors, pushing them up to university and masters level and help genocide widows access health facilities,” said Mugunga.
He added that the club will be looking at other ways to help the needy survivors as a way of restoring hope amongst them, saying that they will be working closely with the different government institutions in fighting trauma among survivors.
“Just like the philosophy of Rotary, it comes to provide a platform for people, especially young professionals, to join hands in contributing to peace and development and fight genocide,” Mugunga noted.
“As the Rotary club we will always remember what happened during the Genocide and I advise every Rwandan to do so, this will help in taking stock of the bad effects of the genocide.”
Mugunga said that that club will also concentrate on conflict resolution and help in providing a firm ground for youths who want to promote friendship, peace and development in the country.
Rotary International is a secular organization devoted to bringing together business and professional leaders to provide humanitarian service.