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RwandAir marks Kwibuka21 – Remember, Unite, Renew.

Every year, RwandAir staff visit genocide memorials across the country to remember the more than one million Rwandans killed in the 1994 Genocide against the Tutsi. The visits are part of the company’s Kwibuka21 activities. Kwibuka is the Kinyarwanda word for ‘remember’.

This year, airline staff visited the Ntarama Memorial in Bugesera. The team toured the former Ntarama church and learned about its history and the events that took place there during the Genocide. RwandAir staff brought flowers to put on the mass graves, as a gesture of honouring the victims of the Genocide. Among those who visited was RwandAir’s CEO, John Mirenge. In his remarks, he said: “We need to learn from our past and teach others so we can build a bright future for this generation and the next.”

As part of the Kwibuka21 remembrance activities, RwandAir staff also travelled to Murambi to visit Genocide survivors there. RwandAir supported the survivors by providing various donations. Earlier this year, RwandAir renovated their houses and connected them to the electrical grid. The team was warmly welcomed by the survivors who expressed their gratitude by sharing gifts with RwandAir.

Kwibuka21 is an important time to remember what happened, unite to ensure it never happens again, and continue to be part of Rwanda’s ongoing journey of renewal

 
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