A week ago I left San Francisco on a quest to galvanize the Rwandan Community, to answer the Nation’s call. Rwanda Day in Boston beckons all of us.
I am warmed and energized by what I have seen. Our dreams live on, our desires are intact, and our love for Rwanda inspires all of us. I am neither surprised nor taken unaware by the love Rwandans show for the Motherland.
I have stopped in Hamilton, Ontario, Canada. The excitement is impressive.
In Windsor, I have been sobered by the dedication of our people. Rwandans have responded to President Kagame’s call : ” Let The world see the Rwandan in you wherever you are.” We have, I think, answered, resoundingly.
On to Toronto: you would think war has been declared on Rwanda. I have seen patriotism like never before. Jojo, a ten year old Rwandese boy born in Canada asked me, “Uncle, are you going to Rwanda Day?” I asked why? His answer was powerful enough to make a grown man cry. He said, ” I love Rwanda.”
Must I say more? If we don’t speak up, if we don’t answer the call, the young generation will speak for us, and shame us into action.
The ball is in our court. The time is now.