It’s been 19 years since the Rwandan genocide. Much has been done regarding reconciliation and rebuilding. But the work continues, including helping those who became orphans during and after the mass killings. At a youth village in Rwanda, more than 100 high school seniors, all orphans, recently passed their national exams to graduate.
It’s called Agahozo-Shalom Youth Village. The name is a combination of Kinyarwanda and Hebrew -- Agahozo meaning “where tears are dried” and Shalom meaning “peace.”
Anne Heyman, the founder, said, “I actually was attending a lecture on genocide, and there was a speaker speaking about the Rwandan genocide. This is in the fall of 2005. My husband asked him what was the biggest problem facing Rwanda today? And he said in a country where you have 1.2 million orphans, with a population of 8.5 million people, there really is no future for the country unless you come up with a sustainable solution to the orphan problem.”
1.genocide n. 种族灭绝；灭绝整个种族的大屠杀
eg. They've launched a campaign of genocide against the immigrants.
2.reconciliation n. 和解；调和；和谐；甘愿
eg. The crisis trends toward a reconciliation.
eg. They adopted an orphan as an heir.
4.come up with 提出；想出；赶上
eg. We weren't able to come up with any new suggestions.
eg. You would take things as they came. All you had to do was think a little harder and come up with a new solution.
既来之, 则安之， 你必须多动脑子， 想出个新的解决方法来。