As part of new year honors, former Rwandan goalkeeper keeper Eric Eugene Murangwa has just received an MBE award from the Queen, for enlightening and raising awareness about the 1994 genocide against the Tutsi in UK schools.
The Queen’s new year honors is an annual tradition, usually awarded to exceptional individuals who have given an arm and a leg in helping others and also those that have made exceedingly great impact in a particular field.
Even more outstanding is the Member Of The Most Excellent Order Of the British Empire (MBE) award which is given for exemplary achievements and service to the locality.
A survivor of the genocide against the Tutsi in Rwanda, Murangwa is the founder and executive managing officer of Football for Hope, Peace and Unity (FHPU Enterprise) and The Survivors’ Tribune.
As a result of the tragedy, the Former Rayton sports Goalkeeper developed a firm conviction that sports, football in particular, as well as storytelling have the power the power to shapen the society positively, in an exemplary way.
The Rwandan born-UK based compatriot has since made it his personal mission to turn these two past-times to tools for social change and reconstruction.
In his speech, Murangwa spoke of the award as a recognition of his goal, not only to boost the awareness of the genocide in UK schools, but also to make sure that ‘Never again’ dosen’t meet ‘Yet again ‘.
We Celebrate Eric Eugene Murangwa!