April 7, 2018 marks 24 years since Rwanda and the world were forever changed by the horrors of genocide in 1994. Over 100 days, almost one million people were violently murdered. Each year, the country takes time to Remember, Unite, and Renew – to become stronger together through their shared history, shared grief, and a commitment to create a better world together where this history will never be repeated.
Kwibuka means ‘ Remember’ in Kinyarwanda. Today, the Maranyundo Initiative lights a candle of remembrance and healing. We take this moment to mourn with the entire country, but especially with the staff, teachers, students and parents of Maranyundo Girls School. Together, we hold a flame of hope for the bright future of Rwanda. The Maranyundo Initiative is committed to working for and with Rwanda now and for many years to come.
Turi Kumwe – We are with you.
This short film produced for the 20th Commemoration introduces the themes of Kwibuka, ‘Remember, Unite, Renew’, with a focus on the human impact of the 1994 Genocide against the Tutsi in Rwanda. It highlights some of the ways in which Rwandans are working to address their past and build a brighter future.