Kigali Memorial Site paints survivor’s house

The Kigali memorial social programme on Saturday the 26 July repainted Anne-Marie Mukamana’s house at Ruturusu, Remera. She is a genocide widow who suffers from HIV/ AIDS.
MEN AT WORK: Aegis Trust Fund and Kigali Memorial Site paint genocide survivor’s house in Kiturusu, Remera. (Photo G. Barya).
MEN AT WORK: Aegis Trust Fund and Kigali Memorial Site paint genocide survivor’s house in Kiturusu, Remera. (Photo G. Barya).

The Kigali memorial social programme on Saturday the 26 July repainted Anne-Marie Mukamana’s house at Ruturusu, Remera. She is a genocide widow who suffers from HIV/ AIDS.

The repainting was done by over 40 students from the United Kingdom and Rwanda under the Aegis Trust Organization.

The social programme raised money to buy Mukamana a new house and its repainting to improve her standards of living.

Dr. James Smith, the Chief Executive Officer of Aegis Trust who launched the repainting said that through the testimonies of the genocide survivors they are able to help and support accordingly.

“We focus on genocide survivors especially widows and orphans by providing them with necessities such as fees, shelter, drugs, depending on what they need at the moment so that their living standards can be improved,” Dr. James said.

Anne-Marie Mukamana said that she was overwhelmed by what Aegis Trust has done for her.

”I am so grateful and overwhelmed by what has been done for me. My life has changed with your help. I used to live a very poor hopeless life and now I believe am yet to live some more years because I am helped and provided with Anti retroviral drugs, “said Mukamana. She added that she is overwhelmed by the kind spirit that caters for many genocide widows and orphans in Rwanda.

Aegis Trust is a British non government organisation which campaigns to prevent genocide worldwide. It is also responsible for the Kigali Memorial Centre in Rwanda which commemorates the 1994 Genocide.

The NGO is also central to education of a new generation on the dangers of ethnic division under the Kigali Memorial Centre which is affiliated with the UK-based charity Aegis Trust formed in response to the 1994 Genocide of Tutsi.

“Confronting genocide and remembering the survivors of the holocaust is a key point of the Aegis Trust. “said James smith.

The organization has invested Frw 20,000,000 in a series of projects to help people affected by the genocide.

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