Mamie Philp first travelled to Rwanda in April 2019 to find out about the work of Survivors Fund (SURF), its partner agencies and the Reaching Rwanda programme. Her new book, Ten Days in Rwanda, describes her varied experiences during her ten days there including visiting memorial sites of the 1994 genocide against the Tutsi, teaching children and spending time with residents in the only residential care home for elderly people in Rwanda. In February 2020 Mamie returned to Rwanda.
Mamie describes some of the events of the genocide (which makes this book unsuitable for young children). She also shows us the progress this beautiful country has made in the years since the tragedy of those one hundred days. In particular, we can see the importance of the work being done to support and help survivors and those living in poverty to rebuild their lives and help them to have sustainable, self-sufficient futures.
Mamie’s connection to Rwanda is explained in this extract from the introduction…
The book is available to buy now in paperback or kindle edition from Amazon. Proceeds from this book will be shared with Survivors Fund (SURF) and Reaching Rwanda.