Mukansanze Imfura Chantal & Turatsinze Jimmy

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Mukansanze Imfura Chantal explains to Turatsinze Jimmy how he became an orphan and how he got to where he is today. She urges him to continue his education and, equally importantly, to treat everyone as equals, regardless of ethnicity, wealth, or status, not only for himself, but for the future of the country. Turatsinze Jimmy describes his hazy memories as a young boy about the origins of genocide—why did a plane crash start a war? Was there already a plan in place to start the killing? Has there always been a rift between ethnicities?

"Forgiveness is the current agenda. And so now I tell you, don’t sit here and look at someone’s child and say that his parents killed your parents so you should not love them. You have to love them, you have to talk to them and be happy with them. Don’t hide anything from them and don’t be suspicious with them or fear them, that is what reconciliation tells us. What happened is not their fault; it was bad ideology and bad leadership that is what caused genocide in Rwanda." Mukansanze Imfura Chantal

"She has taught me love and to live in harmony with my friends and treat everyone like a brother or sister. In the same way I should advise my friends who have that way of thinking to abandon it since it does not benefit them." Turatsinze Jimmy

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