Students at University of Rwanda, Huye Campus under Genocide Survivors Students Association (AERG) have donated 20 goats to 20 families of survivors of 1994 genocide against the Tutsi in Kinazi sector of Huye district.
According to donors, the act was meant to show genocide survivors that they are not alone.
The coordinator of AERG at the University of Rwanda, Huye Campus, Ernestus Iragena said that they are committed to such kind acts in daily activities as a way of improving livelihoods of genocide widows.
“We have come to donate to genocide widows, demonstrating affection as children they grew up. Indeed it is a way of showing hope for the future. Today we remind them that we are here as their children who will continue to stay closer to them,” he said.
Odette Mukandayire, 65, one of beneficiaries has told IGIHE that seeing the youth visiting them increases her days of life.
The executive secretary of Kinazi sector, Vital Mugabo has commended the youth under AERG for the kind acts saying it is promising to make reality the government’s program of self reliance.
“As leaders, we highly appreciate this act; having such donations from our own youth but not foreign aid, demonstrates that the process of self reliance is taking a good direction,” he said.
The 20 beneficiaries include elderly genocide widows and other vulnerable genocide survivors.