On 05/05/2016, AVEGA AGAHOZO hosted a group of16 students from the French class of Bates College in Maine (USA). They were led by their lecturer, Dr Alexandre Dauge and were accompanied by members of the Tubeho Association in Rwanda. Prior to coming to Rwanda, the students had studied about the Genocide against the Tutsi in class and had read Esther Mujawayo’s testimony book “Survivante”.
They had now travelled to Rwanda to learn more about the history of the Genocide against the Tutsi in Rwanda. The Executive secretary of AVEGA-AGAHOZO welcomed and thanked the students for their visit of the association of the widows of the Genocide against the Tutsi in Rwanda. After welcoming the visitors, (founding) members of AVEGA-AGAHOZO talked to the students about their history and lives before the genocide against the Tutsi, during the genocide and their journey after the genocide with AVEGA-AGAHOZO.
Students also had time to ask questions. Dr Alexander thanked AVEGA-AGAHOZO for the hospitality and the time given by the AVEGA members to share about their experience and about the way the Association and the members overcame some problems caused by the Genocide. He ended by also making a promise to be good ambassadors for AVEGA-AGAHOZO back home.