Amir met Innocent when working with him on a community center project through Miracle Corners of the World (MCW) in Kayenzi, near our home of Nyamata.  Innocent is a student at the Kigali Institute of Science and Technology (KIST), and continues to act as the construction coordinator on the MCW project.  He is one of few survivors from Kibuye in Northwestern Rwanda, where he invited us to join him on Easter night for a commemoration vigil for the genocide.  We were the only foreigners at this truly sacred event, and were honored to stand in solidarity to bear witness to profound grief and difficult memories.  At the larger ceremony the following day, Innocent buried the bones of thousands of victims whose remains were only discovered this past year, a symbolic gesture for the burying of his own family who died in the same town during the genocide.  Innocent remains a model of hope and perseverance for all survivors in his ability to move forward and contribute directly to the rebuilding of his country.

A video about the construction project through Miracle Corners of the World-Rwanda, of which Innocent is the coordinator and which Amir helped to initiate.  Innocent is featured describing one of the architectural drawings for the community center.