Rwanda: Iwacu

Rwanda2Pain is access to maturity. If well managed, it aids a shift in focus that refines our humanity and produces strong advantage. This is Rwanda’s story.

After the 1994 genocide, the nation was on the verge of a major decision. The pain could fester or become the gateway to peace and stability…we had to choose.

In his speech on 7th April, during the 20th anniversary genocide commemoration, President Paul Kagame said, “If the genocide reveals humanity’s shocking capacity for human cruelty, Rwanda’s choices show its capacity for renewal”.

Rwanda chose to forgive the past and embark on the long process of reconciliation. It’s taken 20 years to get here and the success is evident.

That’s how it works in the hills!

In our home, we forgive. We reconcile. We make peace. We patiently rebuild. Even in tears, we love. In pain, we share. While we cry, we embrace because we know that hate profits no one. As we rebuild, one brick on the next, we’ve made a firm resolve that the past crazies will never happen again. Not in our home.

Never again!

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