Kugicaniro

KU GICANIRO (at the bond fire) is a youth initiative that aims at to commemorate the 1994 genocide against the Tutsi in Rwanda and to educate the youth about the causes and consequences of genocide highlighting the role and responsibility young people have to play to prevent such atrocities now and in the future. Getting the name and its meaning in the Rwandan culture, in ancient Rwanda, families could gather on a bond fire to talk about several things, to commend the god behaviors of the families as well as correct those who misbehaves. KU GICANIRO is an intergenerational platform, created mostly for the youth to learn of the significance of “Never Again”.

Initiated Peace and Love Proclaimers, KU GICANIRO is scheduled to have its third edition this year on 13th April 2019. Peace and Love Proclaimers (“PLP”) is a movement created for the youth, by the youth with a mission to establish a positive change in the world through peace, unity and development. Through a series of grassroots initiatives, PLP empowers the youth from around the world to take responsibility for establishing a more unified nation within their respective countries. We aim at promoting youth led initiatives aimed at socio-economic and cultural development.

Through KU GICANIRO we aim;

  1. To commemorate the 1994 genocide against the Tutsi in Rwanda.
  2. To educate the youth about the causes and consequences of genocide and to highlight the role and responsibility young people have to play to prevent such atrocities now and in the future.
  3. To establish a safe platform for a continuous intergenerational proactive dialogue.

Our objectives are;

  • To engage the youth worldwide in the ongoing commitment to the concept of “Never Again”
  • To equip the youth with necessary tools and understanding to take a stand against genocide within their own communities and abroad.

Through talks, presentations, discussions, songs, poems and sketches the two previous editions of KU GICANIRO taught the youth the root causes of genocide and started conversations around the effect of genocide on the post memorial generation (the generation born after the genocide) and what they can do to prevent it now and in the future. Hearing voices of the young, KU GICANIRO has made many realize of their responsibilities and many other initiatives were created in different schools and other places.

In the same spirit this year, KU GICANIRO is aiming at having young people actively involved in fighting Genocide ideology; even at a personal/family levels, re-affirming their true identity as Rwandans, and finally take the first step to sustain and communicate unity and reconciliation. This is to ensure that as we remember every year we make sure that the legacy of hatred is stopped and the history shall not repeat itself.

As the post genocide memorial generation (the generation born after the genocide) we strongly believe that 25 years after the Genocide against the Tutsi this the right time to give attention and put emphasis on what the post-memorial generation has to contribute; as it is for our case we advocate for a common message, which is “TO OWN OUR NARRATIVE”.

Owning the narrative stands for having young people actively involved in fighting Genocide ideology; even at a personal/family levels, re-affirming their true identity as Rwandans, and finally take the first step to sustain and communicate unity and reconciliation. This is to ensure that as we remember every year we make sure that the legacy of hatred is stopped and the history shall not repeat itself.

“The post memorial generation in its difference (family/background) should stand together and share the same identity as Purely Rwandan and should strive to re-affirm that link instead of reproducing the older generation’s divisions and avoid that children of survivors may become survivors and children of perpetrators, perpetrators”

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