Bankundiye Albertine & Nyinawumuntu Violette

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With a focus on the importance of kindness and acceptance, Bankundiye Albertine tells her friend Nyinawumuntu Violette about her family’s past. She talks about her father, an educated man who was killed in the genocide, who would take children off the streets and help them get into schools. His good deeds and reputation inform Bankundiye Albertine’s actions and continue to keep her safe. She also mentions her challenges with her mother’s side of the family. Nyinawumuntu Violette offers consolation and advises Bankundiye Albertine to be loving towards her family and they will love her back. The friends and facilitator talk about making peace with their life choices and having faith in the future.

“My advice to the youth is that you should see other people as yourself. This makes it easy to be kind to people. For example people used to wait for my father so that they can ask him for things and he would give to them. You too can give with a good heart and your society will always remember you. For example, I am always remembered for making people laugh and you can be remembered for having a good heart even without giving people any money. This builds society and makes other people want to emulate your actions.” Bankundiye Albertine

“You should visit your Mother's family and show them that’s you are all one. Show them that you have a heart of loving them. If they are thoughtful people, they will start to love you back.” Nyinawumuntu Violette

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