THIS week, 15 years have passed since one million men, women and children were slaughtered in Rwanda’s genocide.
Solihull’s prospective Conservative parliamentary candidate Maggie Throup, who has carried out voluntary work in Rwanda, is asking for people to remember those who lost their lives and support those who survived.
Maggie said: “My visits to Rwanda have made a lasting impression on me. The Pen4Life project I set up after my first visit in 2007 has now resulted in over 50,000 pens being shipped to the children of Rwanda.
“I believe that if you give a child a chance of an education, you give them a chance in life. An education will also help to ensure continuing community cohesion which, in turn, will help prevent mass slaughter being repeated in the future.”
Anyone wishing to give biros or a donation to Maggie’s Pen4Life project can contact her on 0121 744 9796 or firstname.lastname@example.org.