Staff of the Office of the President this past weekend shared a message of hope with Genocide survivors in Nyarubuye, Kirehe District. As part of the 18th commemoration of the Genocide against Tutsi, the Urugwiro Staff Association visited "Cooperative de couture de Nyarubuye, COOCOUNYA", a tailoring group composed of 25 women, all Genocide orphans and widows.
During this first visit, Urugwiro staff donated material for the cooperative's sewing business and made a commitment of long term support to the workshop.
The Minister in the President's Office, Venantia Tugireyezu, who led the delegation said, "We are inspired by the work that you are doing together. We are honoured to show our solidarity with you and will continue to support you in your efforts to not only improve your lives, but also contribute to the reconstruction and development of our nation."
The head of the cooperative, Theopiste Mukanoheri, said the group had made tremendous strides in putting the past behind them, and thanked President Paul Kagame and the government for helping create opportunities that have significantly improved the lives of Genocide survivors countrywide.
The Urugwiro staff also visited Nyarubuye Genocide memorial in Kirehe District to pay their respects to the victims of the Genocide against the Tutsi.