Nation's greatness lies in how it treats its most vulnerable

Editor, Reference is made to the article, "First Lady joins Genocide survivors for end of year party" (The New Times, December 29). The measure of a nation's greatness is reflected in how it embraces with love and solicitude and cares for those like these young people who were deprived of their closest family and succor so early at the beginning of their very tender lives.
First Lady Jeannette Kagame, who on Sunday joined youths orphaned by the 1994 Genocide against the Tutsi for an End of Year party, at the One Dollar Campaign Complex in Kagugu, Kigali, dances with the youngsters.  The First Lady and other leaders pledged continued support to the survivors of the Genocide, which claimed at least a million lives. (File)
First Lady Jeannette Kagame, who on Sunday joined youths orphaned by the 1994 Genocide against the Tutsi for an End of Year party, at the One Dollar Campaign Complex in Kagugu, Kigali, dances with the youngsters. The First Lady and other leaders pledged continued support to the survivors of the Genocide, which claimed at least a million lives. (File)

Editor,

Reference is made to the article, “First Lady joins Genocide survivors for end of year party” (The New Times, December 29).

The measure of a nation’s greatness is reflected in how it embraces with love and solicitude and cares for those like these young people who were deprived of their closest family and succor so early at the beginning of their very tender lives.

It gives me a feeling of unequaled pride and gratitude to know that my country, Rwanda and her people, from those in the Diaspora to our gallant women and men in uniform all the way to the First Family, personally have all taken these kids under the nation’s wing and tried to be their wider foster family.

May we always be thus and be rewarded by similar fruits to these young Rwandans so full of life, love and hope about a bright future. That from such an abominable experience we could have such a fruit of love and hope is a miracle our nation should take pride in.

Mwene Kalinda

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It’s nice to read beautiful stories from Rwanda. May the good Lord give you more knowledge and awareness as well as all our leaders to develop us more and enable all Rwandans to feel that love wherever they are.

May God bless you our First Lady!

Joyce Mbabazi

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