PGEF has done Genocide survivors good

Dear Editor, It goes without mentioning that Professor Samuel Totten at the University of Arkansas (genocide studies), and Rafiki Ubaldo, a 1994 Rwandan Genocide survivor have done an incredible job of launching and co-funding a Post Genocide Education Fund (PGEF) programme aimed at assisting Genocide survivors.

Dear Editor,

It goes without mentioning that Professor Samuel Totten at the University of Arkansas (genocide studies), and Rafiki Ubaldo, a 1994 Rwandan Genocide survivor have done an incredible job of launching and co-funding a Post Genocide Education Fund (PGEF) programme aimed at assisting Genocide survivors.

The organisation provides scholarships to university students who survive genocide world wide.

It is unfortunate that many young and intelligent Genocide survivors don’t have access to university education due to financial constraints. These ill-fated youth do not even have parents to turn to for a helping hand.

The survivors are forced to become bread winners, who work a great deal so as to provide shelter and food for their siblings and other family members. While such helpless people are suffering, we cannot sit and watch them go hungry, have no shelter or without education. The government of Rwanda has so far played a tremendous role in supporting Genocide survivors especially the orphans.

I appeal to the rest of the Rwandan citizens to work jointly and support the government’s strategy. Let the government also establish a compensation fund for victims of the 1994 Genocide.

NYENYERI

 

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