Rwanda Rotary Club members on Friday visited Gisozi Genocide Memorial Centre to pay tribute to victims of the 1994 Genocide against the Tutsi that claimed over one million innocent people.
Over 130 members from all the Rotary clubs in Rwanda converged at the centre where over 250,000 bodies are buried and donated half-a-million Rwandan francs towards the centre.
Speaking to The New Times, the club’s country president, Ndoba Mugunga, said the visit was aimed at honouring Genocide victims and the two members of Rotary Club buried at the centre.
“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 deeply knowing bad effects of the Genocide,” said Mugunga.
He said the club will put more efforts to render support to the vulnerable Genocide survivors in whatever ways they can, and work closely with government institutions in fighting trauma cases among the survivors.
Mugunga added that the club will also concentrate on conflict resolution and help in giving a reliable ground for youths who want to promote friendship, peace and development in the country.
"Just like the philosophy of Rotary, this comes to provide a platform for people, especially young professionals, to join hands in contributing to peace and development and fighting Genocide," he noted.
Rotary has so far opened up five clubs all over the country.