UGHE Commemorates 26th Anniversary of the 1994 Genocide Against the Tutsi
On April 7th, UGHE observed Kwibuka26, the 26th annual commemoration of the 1994 Genocide Against the Tutsi that took place in Rwanda. Kwibuka, which means “to remember” in Kinyarwanda, takes place for 100 days and calls on the world to stand and commemorate more than 1 million deaths. The theme of the week is; Remember, Unite, and Renew. Due to COVID-19, this year’s commemoration was unique, with most individuals following the events remotely. Various talks were streamed by the Rwanda Broadcasting Agency from April 8th to April 11th, which focused on the role of the youth, media, and other nations in executing and stopping the genocide. UGHE was able to hold commemoration activities on its Butaro campus while observing social distancing protocol. Students, staff, and faculty gathered to honor the memories of those who lost their lives to the genocide, support survivors, and look forward to a bright future for Rwanda.