WELCOME TO CARSA
After genocide ideology and division sown by former government leaders and colonial powers led to the 1994 Rwandan genocide against Tutsi, the nation was almost destroyed in all areas of life. Infrastructure was destroyed, families were torn apart, and the nation was left brokenhearted, hopeless, fearful, guilty, and suspicious.
Over two decades have passed since the genocide was perpetrated against Tutsi and Rwanda has developed and rebuilt the nation in incredible ways. However, restoring the broken relationships and addressing the consequences of that brokenness is a process that is ongoing.
CARSA sees a society where genocide survivors and their direct offenders are reconciled- where peace and unity flourish above all. This seemingly impossible reality is occurring through CARSA’s various initiatives that address the holistic needs of reconciliation and healing in post-genocide Rwanda. CARSA exists to reconnect genocide victims and their offenders, empower youth for sustainable peace-building, empower communities out of poverty, and disciple children as followers of Christ.