USA ambassador announces $100,000 grant for conservation of textiles in Nyamata memorial site

By Elias Hakizimana.

USA Ambassador in Rwanda  has visited Nyamata Genocide memorial site and  announced a second grant from the Ambassador’s Fund for Cultural Preservation of $100,000 to the CNLG for conservation of textiles in this memorial.

“We believe the memory of what happened here and in so many other places across Rwanda must be preserved,”said Peter Vrooman and added,” We are re very proud to contribute in a meaningful way to preserving the memory of the lives lost in the genocide.”

After touring the memorial and laying wreath to honor victims of the 1994 Genocide against the Tutsi killed in Nyamata church, the USA AmbRwanda wrote a heartfelt message in the memorial guests’ book. He said: “Mukomere: Be strong”.

The Executive Secretary of the CNLG, Dr Jean D’Amascene Bizimana expressed his sincere gratitude for the 100,000 USD grant (approximately eighty-five million Rwandan Francs (85,000,000 Frw), for phase two of the project.

The Vice President of Ibuka_Rwanda in Bugesera District ,Jean Pierre Nambajimana declared that Genocide survivors are thankful for the support provided by the USAmbRwanda since it will help young generations (Rwandan and foreigners) to know and testify the truth of what happened in Bugesera.

The efforts ensure monitoring and long term preservation of the building and clothes and to continue providing training on preservation of clothes and other genocide evidence, to CNLG employees, stakeholders and the representatives of the remaining 16 districts.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Elias Hakizimana

Elias Hakizimana, CEO&Founder of The Inspirer Ltd,(www.rwandainspirer.com) is a professional Rwandan Journalist with Bachelor’s Degree in Journalism and Communication, received from University of Rwanda’s College of Arts and Social Sciences (CASS) in 2014. He served various media houses in Rwanda including Rwanda Broadcasting Agency (RBA) in 2013 and became passionate with English Online and Print Media Publications where he exercised his talent as a Freelance News Reporter for The New Times, The Independent, The Rwanda Focus, Panorama and more before he became a Self-Entrepreneur as the CEO and Founder of The Inspirer Limited in early 2017.

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