• As of 2018, survivors tribune is now part of an umbrella organisation called The Ishami Foundation.

    Our Strategic Vision:

    Through our strategic vision survivors are empowered during the process of empowering future generations.

    A voice for the voiceless, speaking out against genocide, whispering hope.

    Our Background:

    ST is a global educational initiative focusing on genocide awareness activities.​

     

    Overview: 

    Survivors Tribune is a global educational initiative born out of FHPU’s off-field genocide awareness activities. ST was established in November 2015 by survivors of the 1994 Genocide against the Tutsi in Rwanda, drawing on their own first-hand experiences to make a stand against discrimination and genocide denial, promote reconciliation and forgiveness.

     

    Its flagship programme, #Survivors4Schools (S4S), enables survivors of modern genocides and other global conflicts to share their experiences through public speaking events in schools, colleges, and universities. ST aim is to be the flagship organisation that helps offers a structured pathway to survivors to attain new meaning in their lives. Critically, in doing so, survivors are empowered during the process of empowering future generations. This interdependent and symbiotic initiative helps rebuild survivors lives whilst knocking down the prejudices and artificial social divisions that sit at the epicenter of what drives people’s fears, anxiety, and hatred.

  • Programmes and projects

    #S4S Workshops

     

    By looking at historical and contemporary examples, with a particular focus on the genocide in Rwanda, the workshops seek to strengthen young people’s resistance to divisive rhetoric and radicalisation by helping them to recognise the processes that lead to prejudice, extremism and identity-based hatred. Through interactive exercises and role-play the students learn that anybody can be vulnerable to extremism when certain processes take place and that extremism is not a phenomena particular to any culture, region or religion.

    Participants are shown that around the world there have always been people who have stood up against prejudice and extremism. The students are encouraged to think about the motivations of individuals from history who rejected hatred and instead fought to protect the rights of others. Participants are challenged to be critical thinkers who question divisive information and always try to recognise the processes that lead to division - making the active choice to stand up against them.

    #S4S SURVIVOR TESTIMONY

    WHAT’S IN THE STORY?​

    It’s not every day you meet someone who saved your life. At barely 5 feet, I towered over her. A small, diminutive, perfectly dressed woman, she was no longer the cool girl I knew. I remember her in blue faded jeans, a white shirt and red lipstick; bronzed by the January sun, gleaming with youthful beauty. I gave her a muffled welcome and quickly ushered her through the lounge room, and was soon spilling hot water all over my hands in an attempt to make her a cup of tea.

    She could barely look me in the eye. She wiped away a tear with a delicate, manicured hand and sipped on the white cup staining it with red lipstick.

    “Last time I saw you, I was cleaning your wounds as your mother clasped her hand on your mouth to muffle the screaming.” She whispered. I did not expect that. It never occurred to me that my face might have haunted her for 21 years. I remember the colour of her lipstick but she remembers the colour of my blood. She was only 14 when the genocide broke out. She climbed over the fence to help us, dodging bullets and Interahamwe when neighbours that were more able refused to budge. Moreover, there she was: the embodiment of courage and goodness, bravery, grace and beauty - my perfect hero. I was the end of her innocence, a bullet-ridden child’s body forever burned in her mind, a traumatic memory to carry for many years to come. She sat next to me and held my hand.

  • TESTIMONIals

    SURVIVORS FOR SCHOOLS TESTIMONIALS

    Testimonials from previous workshops

    • "It was very interesting to be taught about the genocide in Rwanda as I had never heard of this before. I believe that by sharing her story with us Antoinette has shown how fortunate we are to live in a country that is free from such disputes." Pupil aged 14, Bryntirion Comprehensive School.

    • "Both harrowing and inspiring, Antoinette transformed a brutalised childhood into an exploration of how to be a better human. Her story will remain long in the memories of all who pause to listen." Andrew Shell, Teacher of History, Bryntirion Comprehensive School.

    • "Many students had the opportunity to attend Eric’s workshop. Eric informed them about Rwanda and the genocide against the Tutsi, but, most strikingly, he shared his personal testimony. This had a profound impact on our students.” Alison Stephen, Director of Humanities at Abraham Moss Community School, Manchester.
    • “The story made me feel that it only takes one person to make a change, and for that I’m eternally grateful. I am now also aware of the suffering going on in other countries, and how to help others overcome it. ”Hamaad, Student at Abraham Moss Community School, Manchester.
    • “The assembly made a very deep impression on the pupils and all lessons today have started with the class discussing some of the issues raised. Several pupils have told me that they had to go and reflect over Jo’s story yesterday evening and it’s my hope that they will now be challenged not to stand by and allow human rights atrocities to happen.”  Aldenham School, Elstree, North London.
    • “Thank you for telling us your incredible story. It made me think about a different way of viewing sport and to pay more attention to the human experience in history.” Ben Cope, student - Summer School Imperial War Museum participant – Moving Stories.
    • “It has been inspirational to see the impact that your talks have on the school pupils.” Rebecca Usden, former Aegis Trust National Youth Coordinator.
    • “It is always inspirational to hear Eric and his colleagues from Survivors Tribune speak. They are truly dedicated to making 'Never Again' a reality by working tirelessly to educate us about their experiences. We think that every school should hear from them!” The Genocide80Twenty team at Hampton School.
  • RWANDA HOUSE VISIT - MONDAY 23 JAN 2017

    ST Founder together with Hampton students group Genocide80Twenty and Rwandan Survivor Sophie Maseleka were at Rwanda House to meet with the Rwandan High Commissioner in UK Her Excellency Yamina Karitanyi and discuss how to increase genocide awareness in UK schools.

    HMD 2017 UK COMMEMORATIVE EVENT

    Memorial candles were lit by: Amouna Abdelbarl Eisa Adam (Darfur), Safet Vukalić (Bosnia), Eric Eugene Murangwa (Rwanda), Sophari Ashley (Cambodia), Ladislav Balaz (Roma) and Lily Ebert (Holocaust).

    KWIBUKA23 IN BEDFORD - SAT 22 APRIL

    In his remarks, Andrew Wallis, a researcher and author called upon those present to take it upon themselves to expose Genocide perpetrators as well as the deniers in their respective communities

    KWIBUKA23 IN BEDFORD - SAT 22 APRIL

    Urumuri – a UK based Genocide survivor’s association in collaboration with the Rwandan communities in the West Midlands and Oxford on Saturday 22 April organised a 23rd commemoration of the Genocide against the Tutsi in the city of Beford.

    ST Founders at Buckingham palace

    Survivor Tribune founders Eric E Murangwa and JO Ingabire Moys with other Holocaust and Genocide survivors attended Royal Garden Party at Buckingham Palace on Saturday 1st June 2017

    ST BOARD MEETING - MAY 27 2017

    Presentation of Survivors Tribune’s background, vision, mission & objectives, achievements, and future plans

    st c0-FOUNDER JO INGABIRE MOYS SPEAKING AT CAMBRIDGE CITY COUNCIL HMD2018 EVENT - SUNDAY 28 JANUARY

    ST FOUNDER ERIC MURANGWA EUGENE MBE

    Guest Speaker at Bridgend City Council HMD2018 Event

    st founder Eric E Murangwa MBE WITH BRIDGEND MAYOR

    BRIDGEND CITY COUNCIL HMD2018 - FRIDAY 26 JANUARY 2018

    BRISTOL UNIVERSITY STUDENTS SOCIETY HMD2018

    ST Founder Eric Murangwa Eugene MBE, Guest Speaker

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