Youth from the East African Youth Ambassadors platform, on Saturday, visited Kigali Genocide Memorial site to honour the victims and learn from the recorded and documented history about the 1994 Genocide against Tutsi.
The group observed a minute of silence and laid wreath on the graves of victims.
After touring the site and listening to testimonies, the EAC youth ambassadors committed to rally their peers in the region behind the fight against genocide ideology.
Rachel Kabamba Uwase, EAC youth ambassador in Rwanda, said the visit was organised to learn from the past in order to build the nation.
“We are representing the whole East African Community young people. We want to learn the truth so that when we meet foreigners outside the country we should tell them first hand information. This will help them know the history. As a young lady, I will tell all my peers to fight ideology so that genocide will never happen again,” Uwase said.
Uwase committed to use various means, including social media, talk shows, and discussions to foster unity and brotherhood.
John Asiimwe, EAC deputy youth ambassador in Rwanda, said a visit to the memorial will help him to change minds of people with wrong information about the Genocide against the Tutsi.
Henry Mwumvaneza, a student at Kigali Independent University, said through writing stories, he will encourage young generation to fight ideology.
EAC Youth Ambassadors’ Platform brings together university students across the region to sensitise their peers and interest them in advocating for regional integration initiatives.