On an invitation of Birandeba Camp organizers the Executive chairperson of Rwanda we want Mr. Tristan Murenzi alongside his team attended Birandeba camp on Sunday 16th December 2018.
Birandeba camp is a yearly holidays gathering of extra ordinary youth from different backgrounds who spare some days of their holidays to learn about their input in building the Rwanda We Want. For the youth, it is one thing to do something else which is not a fun activity in holidays, but feeling accountable for your country’s future and spending your holiday time to dive in and learn more about it? It only takes the brave of the bravest. At this camp, they chose to use the experience based approach, and it is in that regard that they had invited the executive chairperson of Rwanda We Want organization to enlighten them about the sense of accountability, motivation and pursuing one’s dreams.
Mr. Tristan Murenzi began by telling them that for him the motivation and the sense of accountability came at almost the same time. He told them that he constantly asked himself whether he would live forever or live until he’s dead. However, he wanted to live forever but had no legacy, for a person with a legacy lives forever and vice versa. He immediately decided to abandon his comfort zone and started building his own legacy. Mr. Murenzi then challenged the attendees to examine their legacies so far.
He then highlighted his source of sense of accountability; “Being a voice of the voiceless, my indebtedness to my country.” Since the first was personal, he emphasized on the indebtedness to his country which he shared with every youth in Rwanda. He said that our parents shed blood for us to be living in such a peaceful and amazing country and we at least owe them a peaceful retirement. He explained that this will only be achieved if we have great leaders at that time, and we, the youth of today, should strive to sustain what our parents will have achieved and try to keep on building this country. He said: “Through Rwanda We Want, we made it our mission to empower the youth to become great leaders of tomorrow.” He concluded that at least that could be every youth’s source of accountability.
“With a great team, you can achieve the impossible.” Mr. Tristan continued. He told them that if one is pursuing his/her dreams, it is ill-advised to overwork oneself with all the work but instead to choose a nice strong team which will help in reaching to the dreams.
He then left them an assignment asking them why they joined the camp.