Never again: The Genocide Memorial in Rwanda and why children matter so much

In 1994 one million people were brutally killed over 100 days in unprecedented ethnic cleansing. 300,000 children were orphaned. The rest of the world did nothing to prevent or stop the genocide.

Hope comes from young people like my friend, who had the strength to take me through the museum and the burial gardens. A quarter of million people are buried here. 

She was two years when she followed her three-year old sister as the sole survivors. After 20 years in an orphanage, she has excelled to graduate from University and, more importantly, wants to help others and her story told. 

This could have happened anywhere in the world. The way Rwandan children are moving forward in a reconciled society is the only safeguard.  
 

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