Gashora Girls Academy students have visited the Kigali Genocide Memorial to commemorate the victims of Genocide against the Tutsi and learn about the history of Rwanda. They got historical insights of the 1994 Genocide against the Tutsi through the tour of the museum, and pledged to be ambassadors of peace.
Clarisse Iribagiza, a senior six students said that today, young people should fight against genocide ideology, unlike young people of her age who participated in the Genocide.
“As youth, we should engage more in fighting against genocide, what happened is terrible. It is my first time to visit the memorial and I have learned a lot that I will share with my friends and stand together to ensure that it won’t happen again,” Clarisse said.
After touring different parts of the museum, Sybille Teteri, a senior four student said that youth should be “One” and go against everything that can divide them.
“Young people should stay together and united because what happened is something that came out of division. It is our role, as youth to bring back our unity,” Said Sybille.
Nadege Bamurange a former student at Gashora Girls School said that youth should take the initiative of giving right information about the Genocide against the Tutsi to the world.
“As students we should take another step and tell the whole world what happened by writing our own history. For example, I have a scholarship to study in China, this is an opportunity for me to show the positive side of Rwanda. We cannot deny our ugly past but Rwanda has moved on and we will continue to play our role to have a beautiful, peaceful and prosper Rwanda,” Said Nadege.