Martin Balikwisha Nyonyo, the governor of Rotary Club District 9150 in Central Africa has lauded the contribution of Rotary Club Kigali Mont Jali for a great role played in unity and reconciliation activities among Rwandans through supporting genocide survivors, perpetrators and their children as well which, he says, is a milestone to development.
He unveiled this last week on Thursday May 19th, 2016 as he visited Rotary Club Kigali Mont Jali, a branch of Rotary Club in Rwanda.
Rotary Club Kigali Mont Jali has funded Little Angel Primary School located in Mbyo, a, Mayange sector of Bugesera district.
The school accommodates children of genocide survivors and perpetrators and hosts other children from vulnerable families for free education.
Rotary Club Kigali Mont Jali has been supported by Rotary International to donate school materials, chairs, desks, tables, cupboards, computers, printer, scanner and photocopiers among other activities of building the guest house for the primary school and supporting residents who live in Mbyo village of unity and reconciliation.
All these achievements have astonished Balikwisha who is also a parliamentarian in Democratic Republic of Congo.
“Members of Rotary club in Kigali are smart,” he said.
“They have thought of a serious issue of genocide and developed activities meant to tackle its consequences so it won't happen again anywhere in the world. I have visited schools accommodating children of genocide survivors; I have visited a mixed village of genocide survivors, perpetrators and those who didn't witness genocide since they were abroad at the time of the mayhem. This demonstrates that Rwandans form a united family which is not rooted on race, ancestors among others,” he said.
Balikwisha commended the Rwandan government for efforts to reconcile Rwandans through unity and reconciliation programs that are helping the government in the resilience process.
He reminded Rwandans to uphold the spirit of loving one another and noted that their arms should be used in good deeds not in cruelty as was the case in 1994 genocide against Tutsi.
He also called on the world to embrace the spirit of willingly demonstrating kind acts.
The president of Rotary Club Kigali Mont Jali, Mr Eric Cyaga said that they will run their activities in Bugesera district for two years.
Rotary Club recently brought specialist doctors in Rwanda to treat aggravated diseases for patients that cannot access health care abroad among others.
Rotary Club in Rwanda is comprised of 5 Rotary clubs; four of which operate in Kigali city while another one operates in Huye district in Southern Province. Rotary Club District 9150 is comprised of ten countries.
Martin Balikwisha Nyonyo, the governor of Rotary Club District 9150 in Central Africa