On 20 April 2016, a team of 20 World Vision Finance Directors toured the Kigali Genocide Memorial exhibition to learn more about Rwanda’s history and the 1994 Genocide against the Tutsi. The visit was part of commemoration activities for Kwibuka22 – the 22nd commemoration of the Genocide.
Those who visited expressed their sadness at what happened and said that the world needs to learn about the history of the Genocide so that a similar tragedy never happens again.
Toby, one of the World Vision delegates, said he was disappointed the whole world, especially the U.N. and developed countries, did not do more before and during the Genocide to stop the horror of what took place in Rwanda.
“The whole word is ashamed at what happened in Rwanda. The U.N. and developed countries should have done something to avoid the Genocide. I want to say thank you to Rwandans for working together to move from this hardship. This museum really tells the story and shows the evidence of what happened. If you continue educating and retelling this story, the whole world will know what happened,” Toby said.
Tades from Ethiopia, one of the team members, said that he wishes prosperity for Rwanda after the tragedy the country faced.
“I wish love and prosperity for the people of Rwanda and its government,” Tades said.
Aegis Trust, which runs the Kigali Genocide Memorial on behalf of the Government of Rwanda, is working with World Vision to implement a multifaith peacebuilding programme in the Central African Republic.
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