2020 / Editorial / Photo Essay

Agents of Positive Change The Youth of Rwanda

  • Photographer
    Carol Allen-Storey

Born during the Genocide era, Rwandan youth speak of their aspirations, their hope for peace in the aftermath of a brutal conflict that fractured their nation. They are the generation that wants to be known as Rwandans, eliminating historical tribal labels of Hutu and Tutsi. They want their legacy to be known as the peace brokers. The youth have come together, united in purpose – much of their commitment to reconciliation is rooted in the idea that without peace, there is no future. Peace is everything, the steel platform to construct prosperity and harmony.