Thursday, July 3, 2008
Why Rwanda, Why Now?
In Rwanda, youth are part of a society recovering from post-genocide trauma. Many have seen or experienced extreme violence before, during and since the 1994 genocide. One of six Rwandan children dies by the age of 5. Only 50 percent are in primary schools and only 12 percent of those attend secondary schools. French, English and Kinyarwanda are all official languages. Currently, Rwanda is in the phase of security, reconstruction and hope. Developing youth programs is a priority. Youth have a powerful voice and can change the world.