Grace, 22 years old.

“I have been orphaned by genocide and survived with my two sisters. We have lived without food, shelter, clothes, etc. I was much traumatized and had attempted to end to my life. A friend of mine has helped me meeting Uyisenga Ni Imanzi Psychologist who took care of me and I recovered.” Some days after being identified, she was followed carefully by a Social Worker and went back to school. She is very proud to announce that she has graduated from secondary school and can plan for university studies; she has even applied for temporary jobs and can solve many personal and family problems.

In April 2010, she was selected to participate in a three session training program with Uyisenga Ni Imanzi. As a result of this training she is now a professional photographer, video maker and trainer. She got a nice camera which is very useful in making wonderful photos. She gained photography experience in various activities such as weddings, birthday parties and meetings. The training she attended with three other colleagues, Emmanuel from Nyanza, Gisele from Kigali, and Moses from Rwamagana, is considered a successful project. They have established an association with support from CAFOD and Uyisenga Ni Imanzi.

They are becoming a team that is committed to creating change in the photography and editing field, and they want to train children and young adults to take photos. Her testimony is given to you in order to let you know that light can appear after a dark situation; hope can succeed depression. The way for Grace has been “finding a right way, finding right people to talk to, accepting to be supported, and to struggle for living”.

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