A group of more than 50 members of Youth Challenge and Entertainment Organization, visited the Kigali Genocide Memorial to remember victims of the 1994 Genocide against the Tutsi in Rwanda and also learn about the history of Genocide.
Youth Challenge and Entertainment Organization is an organization of young people who are artists in different categories: musicians, poets, models, dancers, MCs and other related talents. Every year during commemoration, they plan a visit at the memorial site and help a genocide survivor. This year, they chose to help a survivor who lives in Gisozi Sector, Gasabo District, where the Kigali Genocide Memorial is located.
Speaking on what motivated them to visit Kigali Genocide Memorial, Sam Muhozi, a leader of the organisation said:
“Visiting a memorial site is a chance for us young people to learn more about Genocide and how we can fight its ideology. We chose to visit so we can learn those lessons and know how to contribute in the rebuilding of our nation to make Rwanda free from Genocide and its ideology”.
The group began their visit by laying wreaths on the burial place which is the final resting place for more than 250’000 victims of the Genocide against the Tutsi. They also observed a moment of silence in honour of the victims.
They concluded their visit with a tour of memorial’s exhibitions to learn more about the history of Genocide.
After the visit, the leader of the organisation said that they learnt so much from the memorial tour.
“We learnt how Genocide was prepared and executed. It is horrific and sad. As young people, we will continue to help survivors and fight Genocide ideology among youth so that we can build a better Rwanda ,”