MUHANGA - The association of Genocide orphans in Muhanga District has appreciated the support they received from the government and various organisations over the past 17 years.
This was during a thanksgiving event held last Saturday at the Gitarama Cultural Centre. At a thanksgivingthe ceremony, members event that also highlighted their achievements, with oen of them, Jean Pierre Dukuzimana, sasayingid that the support enabled him to to focus on education until he completed graduate school education.
“As a survivor, I realised I had one option in life – to devote to education as a key to success, and despite the many challenges in life, I was able to make it, thanks to the support I received.”
Dukuzimana, who is currently employed at the Ministry of Trade and Industry, said that the future has no limit for him. He noted that such support was needed for Genocide survivors to succeed in life.
Through the support, the association has successfully graduated 22 orphans out of its 26 university students. Furthermore, 150 orphans have also completed secondary school, while 192 are in vocational schools.
At the event, district officials, caretakers and donor organisations, pledged continued theirsupport to enable the orphans m achieve their dreams.
“We shall continue to support and to advocate for these orphans because they have proved their ability to manage life and utilise the support they received profitably,” Prisca Mukayibanda, a caretaker said.