The legal representative of the Forum pour la Mémoire Vigilante, FMV, Mr. Ferdinand Ndayiragije, is delighted with the completion of the project: “Truth Telling, Community Dialogue and Human Rights Educational Program” within the Burundian refugee community in Rwanda.


The train, which stops in Kigali, the Rwandan capital, started in the Mahama camp in the east and passed through Huye and Muhanga in the south of the country. The truth, dialogue and respect for human rights project will have reached nearly a hundred young people, community leaders and refugees in all four corners of Rwanda.


“We’ve just completed a very fine project, one that the entire Great Lakes region and many African countries need today. In the Bible (John 18:37), Jesus Christ tells us ‘I was not born, nor did I come into the world, except to bear witness to the truth. Whoever is of the truth listens to my voice’.


For the love of Almighty God, we at FMV have taken on the practical tasks entrusted to us, which are to follow God’s path that leads to life. Through community dialogue, we share our stories and communicate our sorrows, joys, problems and needs. We dialogue to satisfy a common need: lasting peace. I sincerely thank the International Coalition of Sites of Conscience for funding the project, the entire project team and all the beneficiaries. Highest consideration” declared Mr Ferdinand Ndayiragije, legal representative of the Forum pour la Mémoire Vigilante, FMV.


Mr. Godefroid Sindayigaya, looking back on the project “Truth Telling, Community Dialogue and Human Right Educational Program”, which he led to success in five districts of Rwanda, among the Burundian refugee community.


“After this workshop, I’m really satisfied that our expectations were met, because people expressed their desire to know the truth about our country, Burundi. Indeed, the truth enlightens, orients, guides and sets us free. If all the people of Burundi could tell each other the truth, this would pave the way for lasting peace in our country. Moreover, reconciliation and peaceful cohabitation between the Murundi people would become a reality”, recommended the project leader.

The Forum pour la Mémoire Vigilante (FMV) is a Rwandan organization founded on the values of Remembrance, Education and Prevention. FMV is a partner of the International Coalition of Sites of Conscience, an American NGO founded in 1999 and the only global network of Sites of Conscience present in over 65 countries, including Rwanda.

The two organizations share a common commitment to using the lessons of the past to find innovative solutions today to related social justice issues and the fight against genocide, crimes against humanity and atrocities of all kinds.


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