Survivors of the 1994 Rwanda Genocide against the Tutsi have been advised to work hard and improve their livelihood and general standards of leaving as the only strategy to achieve a bright future.
The advise was given to all genocide survivors yesterday by the Country Manager of the 5 Star Kigali Serena Hotel, Mr. Charles Muia, during his visit of hotel employees to Abahumurizanya Association of vulnerable children in Kimironko Sector in Kigali’s Gasabo District.
According to Mr. Charles Muia, as Serena Hotel, they are much aware of the hardship and responsibilities that genocide survivors hold in taking care of yourselves and other children. That’s why Serena Hotel decided to spend some time with these people during this 19th commemoration period.
During the visit, Serena hotel donated items worth Rwf 2.000.000.00 and these included bed sheets, clothes, shoes and blankets, etc. They also handed over a cheque of Rwf 1.3 million to the association. Mr. Charles Muia further reminded the genocide survivors that they do not only hold their future, but are also expected to contribute to the development of their beautiful country of thousand Hills, Rwanda. Mr. Muia further called on the general public to support the survivors in any way they can to enable them stand on their feet. Kigali Serena Hotel has so far supported nine of the association members to have quality education and has employed them. The association’s president, David Tuganimana, appreciated the efforts done by Serena hotel staff saying that their support will bridge many gaps. Tuganimana also cried to the general public to help in any way possible.
“For the last five years, Kigali Serena has been supporting us and we are indeed grateful because their support has paid off in many ways including some of us getting the chance to have an education,” he said.
The association has more than 40 members and the government gave them houses they stay in.