Weʼve raised £10 to fund twenty UK school visits by survivors of the 1994 genocide against the Tutsi in Rwanda.
- Funded on Friday, 19th October 2018
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Eric's story made me feel that it only takes one person to make a change, and for that I’m eternally grateful. I am now also aware of the suffering going on in other countries, and how to help others overcome it. " Hamaad, Student at Abraham Moss Community School, Manchester
We're raising money to pay for survivors of the 1994 Genocide against the Tutsi in Rwanda, to visit schools across the UK. Each school visit costs around £200. This covers transport and a speaker fee to compensate childcare costs and/or time off work for the survivor.
These days most state schools in the UK cannot afford to pay for external speakers so without your support these visits cannot happen. In 2018 we're aiming to raise £4,000 to pay for 20 visits to state schools across the UK. These Survivors4Schools talks offer the chance for pupils to learn about genocide from someone who experienced it first hand, and reflect on what it means for them today.
The Ishami Foundation uses the power of sport and storytelling to build equality, tolerance and lasting peace in Rwanda and the UK. We work with survivors, young people and vulnerable communities to raise awareness of the genocide against the Tutsi in Rwanda and other modern genocides. Our sporting and cultural activities empower participants by fostering respect, team spirit, critical thinking and resilience.
Ishami was founded by Rwandan survivor Eric Murangwa Eugene MBE . It brings together two charitable organisations: Survivors Tribune and Football for Hope Peace and Unity . We are currently in the process of registering the new Foundation with the Charity Commission.
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The Ishami Foundation uses the power of sport and storytelling to build equality, tolerance and lasting peace in Rwanda and the UK. The CEO is Eric Muragnwa Eugene MBE and the current Chair of the Board of Trustees is Dr Zoe Norridge.