Holocaust Educational Trust Charity Event

Date of past event:

15th May 2019

Report:

Holocaust Educational Trust Charity Event
JAGS
Wednesday 15 May, 7.30pm

Speaker Alphonsine Kabagabo – Rwandan Genocide Survivor

A JAGS Year 13 youth ambassador organised an inspiring charity event – Surviving the Genocide in Rwanda – 25 Years On – in aid of Survivors Fund (SURF)

Alphonsine Kabagabo is a Rwandan genocide survivor whose life changed forever due to the Hutu persecution of the Tutsi in 1994. Alphonsine is a seasoned speaker who has spoken previously at the National Holocaust Memorial Day event in House of Commons as well as at various other events. She hopes to inspire people to unite, so we can all live in a better world. The evening began with a short film about the Rwandan genocide, before hearing Alphonsine’s own moving story. There was then the opportunity to ask questions.

All the proceeds of this event went to the Survivors Fund (SURF), a charity which works closely with Rwandan Genocide survivors, providing all kinds of assistance including healthcare, economic help and advice, house-building, education, entrepreneurship and social integration. The work of the Survivors’ Fund is vital in enabling survivors like Alphonsine to overcome the hardship they endured and to ensure that they are able continue to live their lives in the best way possible.

Refreshments were available before the event from 7pm.

Tickets were based on a voluntary donation of £1 upwards (recommended donation of £10).

This event was not suitable for those under the age of 15 years.