30 years ago, young people loved their country more than themselves and decided to liberate her.
Now more than ever, the youth are at the motor of the country’s development, and at Rwanda we want organization, we believe that the country’s future lies in the hands of today’s youth. Nevertheless, for this future to be brighter, there will have to be a good leadership leading a united people with the right mindset. It is in that regard that today’s youth don’t forget their past in order to draw lessons that will help them shape a better future. On this special occasion of the 26th anniversary of Rwanda’s liberation, they wished to share the meaning of Rwanda’s liberation to them with their peers.
Sanny Aline Ntaganira, a communication enthusiast wrote:
The history of Rwanda is vast, but it contains many lessons. The pre-genocide regime had fomented divisions, discrimination, oppression, and hatred leading to the 1994 Genocide against the Tutsi.
The former RPA forces decided to stop the Genocide, if not for themselves, today I do not know whether Rwanda would still exist on the world map. I always learn a lot when I try to think about the fact that INKOTANYI started the liberation struggle, sacrificing to leave their families, their dreams, their youthful lives, and commit themselves to liberate Rwanda. Some died during the war, others were left with physical disabilities, but all with the aim of giving Rwandans a better, safer, and non-discriminatory country.
This shows me how much we should love the country. It does not mean that we should also take up arms and ammunition to go to war because that fight has already been fought. It rather means that we as young people should fight against anything that threatens the security and unity of Rwandans.
Rwanda’s liberation journey gives everyone the responsibility to protect the country’s gains at all costs.