Remembering victims of the Rwandan genocide

Remember the Rwandan genocideMonday, 06 April 2009 marks the 15th anniversary of the start of the Rwandan genocide. Back in 1994, the plane crash of the Rwandan President sparked a killing spree that lasted three months and saw approximately one million men, women and children brutally murdered.

Let’s all take a moment or two in the coming days and weeks to learn more about the Rwandan genocide and to see what we can do to help support survivors. Certainly, I would recommend spending some time on the websites of Survivors Fund website and the Hope Survivors Foundation, as they do amazing work in supporting survivors.

If you can, try reading one of the testimonies of the survivors. They make for difficult – but important – reading.

Also, be sure to add your reasons to the Why should we remember? project.

Change your avatar for Red Nose Day

Liam wearing a red roseTo mark Red Nose Day, why don’t we all change our avatars just for the day? Ok, so it’s a geeky thing to do, but hey, isn’t that what Red Nose Day is all about? Being silly to raise money and awareness about the less fortunate?

So, go on, take a picture of yourself wearing a red nose. Then upload it as your avatar for the day. Update your Twitter account. Your OpenID. Your Gravatar account.

Just think of it: if everyone posting comments on blogs and sending tweets popped a red ball on the end of their nose, it would be hugely entertaining and really beneficial too!

By the way, I am wearing the red nose with the frightened face. Which one did you wear?