After the genocide against the Tutsi in Rwanda, there were many families left devastated and struggling to rebuild their lives. Orphan-headed households and widows were common, and many survivors were left with physical and emotional scars, including contracting HIV due to rape during the genocide. Despite the challenges they faced, genocide survivors in Rwanda have worked tirelessly to rebuild their lives and communities.
However, there are still many survivors who are struggling to make ends meet and move forward from the trauma they experienced. One of the main challenges is access to education beyond high school, mental health care, and financial support. This is where Ibuka USA comes in – we provide tailored support to meet the individual needs of survivors and improve their quality of life.
At Ibuka USA, our mission is to preserve the memory of the victims of the genocide against the Tutsi, promote justice, and advocate for survivors. We believe that supporting survivors is a critical part of fulfilling this mission, and we work closely with local communities to identify and address the needs of survivors.
Our support is tailored to each individual case, depending on their specific needs. For example, some survivors may need assistance with tuition fees and other education-related expenses so they can continue their studies beyond high school. Others may need access to mental health care, including treatment and psychotherapy, to address the emotional scars of the genocide. And others may need financial support to start small businesses or cover basic living expenses.
By providing this support, we aim to raise the beneficiaries’ quality of life, provide them with self-respect and dignity, and give them hope for the future. We believe that everyone deserves a chance to rebuild their lives and create a brighter future for themselves and their families, and we are committed to helping survivors in any way we can.
In addition to our support for individual survivors, Ibuka USA also works to promote awareness and education about the genocide against the Tutsi. We believe that it is essential to remember the victims and honor their memory, while also working towards a more just and peaceful world. Through our community outreach programs, educational initiatives, and advocacy efforts, we strive to create a better future for all.
In conclusion, Ibuka USA is dedicated to supporting survivors of the genocide against the Tutsi and promoting justice and awareness in our communities. We believe that by working together, we can create a brighter future for everyone, and ensure that the memory of the victims of the genocide is never forgotten.
The association of survivors of the Rwanda 1994 genocide against the Tutsi and friends in the USA.