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In August 1994, as soon as it was considered safe, Dr Dom Colbert, and a medical team of four sister-nurses, Brenda, Fionnuala, Dorothea and Eileen, drove across the Ugandian border into Rwanda. They had no mandate from anyone or any organisation to be there.They were motivated by a deep sense of shame and anger that such an appalling holocaust could have happened.* They had their medical skills, a little money, and an old clapped out pick-up truck.
On the 20th anniversary of the beginning of the Rwanda genocide, which began on April 7, 1994, Trócaire has thanked the people of County Westmeath for supporting its work to help survivors strengthen their livelihoods and rebuild peace in their communities in the last two decades.
Athlone Community College students Michelle McHugh, Mark Roche, Sorcha McManus, and Gavin Ward, along with school principal Eileen Donohoe, recently returned from an eye-opening trip to Rwanda in Africa. The trip was awarded as their prize for winning the 2010 Concern All-Ireland debating competition.