The Minister of Youth and ICT, Jean Philbert Nsengimana has called on the Rwandan youth across the country to take part in various activities to mark the 21st Commemoration of the Genocide against the Tutsi.
The call has been made during the closing ceremony of Itorero for 1032 youth leaders at sector and cell levels of the Eastern Province on Sunday. So far more than 4400 youth leaders in the country have participated in Itorero in last five months in Rwanda.
Youth participated in the Walk to Remember in 2014 to remember the victims of the genocide and support survivorsThe Minister of Youth and ICT, Jean Philbert Nsengimana speaking to the press at the closing of Itorero stressed that the youth across the country will participate in various activities in their villages to remember victims of the genocide against the Tutsi and will participate also in walk to remember.
He stressed that ?We urge all young people across Rwanda to continue supporting survivors of the 1994 Genocide against the Tutsi mainly the widows and orphans?.
Celestin Kanani on behalf of youth leaders from across Eastern Province said that ?As young people will be participating in different planned activities in our respective villages and we will be near vulnerable Genocide survivors by helping them and we plan to clean different Genocide memorials.?
This year?s Kwibuka activities will be focused at the community level (Umudugudu). This is inline with the decision to hold a commemorative event at the national stadium every five years. Other major national commemoration activities continue as has occurred in the past.
The engagement of communities, in Rwanda and abroad, reflects an important aspect of Kwibuka: education and learning as a preventive measure against genocide.
The National Commission for the Fight against Genocide (CNLG), in partnership with survivor organisations, is spearheading Kwibuka21 activities across the country. These activities are being organised in partnership with local communities, the private sector and civil society groups.
Young people across the country to remember their peers killed during the Genocide against the Tutsi on May 15, 2015.

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