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Kwibuka 30 remembering the Rwandan genocide

KWIBUKA 30 - banners saying this will be hung all over Rwanda this month. Kwibuka means ‘to remember’ in Kinyarwanda, and is the phrase used to commemorate the 1994 Rwandan Genocide. It lasted 100 days and it is estimated that over 800,000 Rwandans lost their lives. It was from those tragic events in 1994 that Christian Hope International, then known as Rwanda Aid and later on Containers of Hope, was born.

Over the past 30 years CHI has supported the work of the Anglican church in both Rwanda and Uganda, rebuilding unity and restoring faith within the communities. Whilst in Rwanda earlier this year we were reminded that many of those imprisoned for their crimes during this period are due to be released into a world they do not know, and for some in which they are not welcome. The church is working hard to ensure their reintegration into their communities goes smoothly, with reconciliation events and monitored visits into the villages before their final release.

Supporting those in prison with Bibles, support and prayer, as well as more practical support for the women and their children is vital to ensure a successful reintegration into society and your donations and prayers are helping CHI to support the work of the Anglican Church of Rwanda to achieve this goal.


CHI 30th Anniversary Events

Our Thanksgiving Service is our first event, timed to coincide with the commencement of Kwibuka.

Flyer for CHI 30th anniversary thanksgiving service

In June we will be holding two fundraising events:

8 June - Paint and Sip - an evening of art with our Patron Helen Yousaf

15 June - Helen Yousaf in Concert

More details will be released on our website soon. We hope to see you at one of our events this year.

Thank you for your prayer and care.

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