Rwanda Past and Future

Saturday 11th June

Rwanda – Past. Present & Future. Fundraising Event for the continued Promotion of Peace and Tolerance in Society.


At this event, we will be introducing special guest speaker – Eric Murangwa Eugene MBE who is the Chief Executive Officer and Co-Founder Ishami Foundation. Also speaking will be Souvenir of Rwanda.

The past – A reflection 30 years after the 1994 Genocide against the Tutsi in Rwanda.

The Present – Taking stock. An examination at what Rwanda has achieved in recent years. Peace, Reconciliation, Women Empowerment, Economic and Business Success.

The Future – Is the future bright for Rwanda?

Please Donate towards the work of the Ishami Foundation.

What does the Ishami Foundation do?

1. The Ishami Foundation connects schools with survivors of the 1994 genocide against the Tutsi in Rwanda who can provide talks or workshops tailored to their needs.

2. Workshops seek to strengthen young people’s resistance to divisive rhetoric and radicalisation by helping them to recognise the processes that lead to prejudice, extremism and identity-based hatred. Through

3. Ishami Foundation has been running football for social cohesion programmes in the UK since 2014.

Play2Remember is an annual football tournament with a social goal; to remember genocide survivors while promoting reconciliation and togetherness through sport.

4. Ishami Foundation uses the power of football to encourage teamwork, develop conflict prevention skills and fight prejudice, intolerance and hatred in the community.

5. The 100 Stories project. Focussing on moments of transformation and reflection, the stories explore a range of perspectives: those of survivors, of Tutsis outside of the country in 1994, of bystanders, perpetrators and visitors to Rwanda.

This event is a collaboration between the Ishami Foundation, the Conservative Friends of East Africa and Black Economics.

The date of this event is in the middle of the official international memorial period of the dark period in Rwandan History.

On April 7th, every year, is a key memorial date in the calendar. This date marks the beginning of the national mourning period that lasts until July 4th and Liberation Day, a day set aside to celebrate the day Rwanda Patriotic Front brought to an end the 1994 Genocide against the Tutsi.

In 2003, a United Nations General Assembly adopted a resolution establishing the International Day of Reflection on the 1994 Genocide in Rwanda on April 7th. In January 2018, the day was renamed as International Day of Reflection on the 1994 Genocide against the Tutsi in Rwanda.

Research conducted by the Rwandan Ministry of Local Government in 2002. This research revealed that 1,074,017 people were killed during the Genocide, of whom 93.7% were Tutsi.

We cannot forget, and we cannot ever let this happen again, anywhere in the world. Here are Rwandans making a difference.

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