CARSA is a non-profit organization founded to contribute to the restoration and development of the nation of Rwanda. Since its creation in 2002, CARSA has transformed the lives of many communities through trauma healing and reconciliation workshops, peace education, trainings in children’s ministry and community empowerment.
In 1994, the genocide against the Tutsi happened in Rwanda. Afterwards, the convicted offenders were imprisoned. Some have been released to return to their families. It has not been easy for the families of survivors and their offenders to reconcile and live in harmony. This difficult reality is compounded by the genocide’s negative effects on the socio-economic statuses of the survivors, offenders and their direct families hardly socialize and they are poor.
CARSA works with genocide survivors and their direct offenders, accompanying them on their journeys of forgiveness, reconciliation, and holistic development.