What does it mean to have a place to call home?

On Monday June 20th, the world will mark the World Refugee Day for the 60th time. Several Rwandans identify with being refugees due to the country’s past history. Over the years, thousands have returned while others are still getting repatriated. Below is word on the street on what it feels like to have a place called home.
L-R : Winnie Mutesi; Augustin Mulindwa Gatete; Dominique Ngabonziza ; Ruzindana Gakwerere.
L-R : Winnie Mutesi; Augustin Mulindwa Gatete; Dominique Ngabonziza ; Ruzindana Gakwerere.

On Monday June 20th, the world will mark the World Refugee Day for the 60th time. Several Rwandans identify with being refugees due to the country’s past history.

Over the years, thousands have returned while others are still getting repatriated. Below is word on the street on what it feels like to have a place called home.

“Born in a foreign land, though I was a kid, I and my siblings were constantly reminded that we were non-citizens. I was happy when we returned.”

Winnie Mutesi, Model.

“You can only feel at home when you are at home.”

 Augustin Mulindwa Gatete, ORINFOR.

“East or West, home is best; we started ‘living’ when we got back to Rwanda.”

Dominique Ngabonziza, Remera resident.

“Even if I go without food, as long as I’m in my country…hmmm! In fact I thank the RPA (Rwanda Patriotic Army_ for bringing us back home.”

Ruzindana Gakwerere 57, ATRACO Employee.

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