IPRC-South in the 19th Commemoration of the 1994 Genocide against the Tutsi in Rwanda.
The Integrated Polytechnic Regional Centre (IPRC-South) Commemorated the 19th Anniversary of the 1994 Genocide against the Tutsi in Rwanda today on 24th May 2013.This is the 1st time the IPRC- South has remembered the Victims of the Genocide since the institution starts it operations on former ESO Huye grounds in December 2012.
The later place records a history to have hosted several armed forces who, by the time, actively participated in the massive massacres of the then residing Tutsi, those who fled towards the place and generally Tutsi who dwelt around ESO.
The Principal of IPRC – SOUTH in his remarks stated that the event was conceived to prove to the entire community who still keep the past memories about the place that this turned to a Polytechnic Institution currently used to build capacities that enable sustainable self-reliance of all Rwandans, which is its motto.
The Walk to remember started from the IPRC – SOUTH grounds to Ngoma Memorial Site.
On 23th May 2013, the IPRC- South started this action with a charity work helping orphans of Genocide gathered in Club URUMURI located at Matyazo Cell.
Top managers of IPRC-South in Charity work at Club URUMURI home place
Leaving the residence of the orphans, the IPRC – SOUTH held Vigil lighting at night to side with the Genocide Survivors from ESO who, particularly, remembered the struggle they experienced at the former – ESO.
The IPRC-South community lighting as a symbol of Hope for the future
Ms. MUKARUTANGA Veneranda (on the left), one among the Tutsi who survived from former –ESO HUYE, and who witnessed the holocaust, was helped to strive for self –reliance with a cow.
By INGABIRE Marie Grace