Capacity Building and Unity Groups
July 24, 2017
CUP (Centre for Unity and Peace)
July 24, 2017

This programme aims to :
 Help genocide offenders to enhance their sense of responsibility and
commitment to repair, to the extent possible, the harms done to the lives of
victims/survivors.
Hope builders International (Australia

Sherborne School in UK.

The Diocese of Massachusetts in
the Episcopal Church in USA.

 Assist them in carrying out their obligations to redress the wrongs they committed
in a lasting way.
 Seek to facilitate dialogue between the offender and the victim/survivor.
 To set up a good example of reconciliation for the Rwandan community.
41 houses have been built by offenders (released prisoners) for victim’s families,
following REACH’s rehabilitation programme. This had led to personal and public
confession and forgiveness by offender and victims. Some people have joined this
group on behalf of their families who committed the crime, because either those are
still in prison or have died. Two genocide survivors also were happy to join these ex-
prisoners in this work because they felt that doing it together would strengthen their
unity and reconciliation.

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