A Selection of Highlights of Our Work in 2021
Posted: December 29, 2021
Written by: Genocide Survivors Foundation
Despite the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic and the limitations it has imposed, Genocide Survivors Foundation continued to support vulnerable genocide survivors who have become even more vulnerable because of the pandemic. We also continued our Genocide Prevention Education work, albeit virtually. Below are some of our activity highlights for 2021:
- Provided educational financial support to three young genocide survivors: including tuition, housing, transportation, food and other daily necessities.
- Provided financial support to two women genocide survivors; one who was raped and infected with HIV and one who became completely disabled as a result of being gang raped and thrown in a mass grave.
- Helped to pay for cancer treatment for one genocide survivor.
- Provided financial support needed to repair the roof of one survivor’s home.
- Partnered with Survivors Fund to provide financial support to women genocide survivors most affected by the Covid-19 crisis.
- Partnered with the Museum of Jewish Heritage-A Living memorial to the Holocaust and Agahozo-Shalom Youth Village to organize a joint commemoration program for the Holocaust (Yom HaShoah) and the 1994 Genocide Against the Tutsi in Rwanda (Kwibuka27.)
- Presented at virtual educational programs for middle and high school students about the dangers of racism, antisemitism and all forms of hate and bigotry and the importance of working to create a culture of tolerance and respect for the basic human rights of all people.
We Offer Our Thanks
As we reflect on the past twelve months, we want to thank those who have supported our work. Together, we provided real and meaningful support to survivors of the 1994 genocide against the Tutsi in Rwanda. Thank you.
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