Student survivors encouraged to keep hope alive

GICUMBI - 40 student Genocide survivors of Byumba Polytechnic (IPB) were this Friday called on to develop the spirit of hope and hard work for a bright future.
A representative of National Genocide students association (second from left) Clement Kayitakire cuts tape to launch AERG at IPB. (Photo: A. Gahene)
A representative of National Genocide students association (second from left) Clement Kayitakire cuts tape to launch AERG at IPB. (Photo: A. Gahene)

GICUMBI - 40 student Genocide survivors of Byumba Polytechnic (IPB) were this Friday called on to develop the spirit of hope and hard work for a bright future.

The call was made by the national representative of the students Genocide survivors association (AERG), Clement Kayitakire, during the official launching of the IPB chapter.

“AERG is a unifying body aimed at stemming the negative effects of the 1994 Genocide against the Tutsi, through encouraging students to render material and moral support to their fellow survivors in schools,” said Kayitakire.

He further called on IPB survivor students to be at the forefront in the fight to uproot the genocide ideology and console fellow students to avoid trauma.

Gicumbi District Director of Education, Deogratius Mwanafunzi, reiterated the need for all university students to support fellow student genocide survivors, in order to guarantee a prosperous future.

“It is the duty of all peace loving Rwandans to fight the negative effects of the 1994 Genocide against the Tutsi, by promoting unity and reconciliation in addition to assisting acquire education and shelter for genocide survivors,” said Mwanafunzi.

He further called on survivors at the school to exhibit a high degree of discipline and dedication towards their studies, because “education is the key to life”.

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