23 Ways Rwandans Look To The Future After The 1994 Genocide

This month marks the 20th anniversary of the tragic genocide in Rwanda. A group of Rwandan students at the Akilah Institute for Women started an #iamrwanda project to draw attention to how they, and Rwanda, are looking forward to the future.

1. I am class president and I will soon be Rwandan female president.

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2. I survived. I am not afraid. I can do anything.

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3. Proud to be from Africa’s best investment hub!

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4. I am on the right track. 65% of the parliament are women. I will be one of them!!

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5. I’ve got a business idea and my past won’t stop me!

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6. I am a future marketing manager ready to contribute to my country’s development!

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7. I didn’t choose to be Rwandese — I was born lucky!

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8. I have the best friends and family a girl could wish for!!

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9. Did you know that my country is a major tourist destination?

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10. I am not defined by my past. I am an optimist.

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11. One nation, one people, one voice - we are at peace.

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12. The best life a person can live is to live for others.

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13. The past has no power over the present moment.

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14. My country has 1,000 beautiful hills you should come visit!

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15. There is peace in the air.

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16. Yes I am proud to be Rwandese and my achievements are knocking!

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17. Our leaders have created a secure country where I can see my business growing.

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18. I am not hopeless anymore. I am looking forward!!

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19. Remember unity and renewal!

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20. My self is not contingent upon my fitting your definition of wisdom!

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21. Don’t judge my choices if you don’t know my reasons.

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22. Learn from yesterday, live for today, hope for tomorrow.

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23. I believe in myself. None can plan for me the direction of my future.

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