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Wednesday, September 21, 2016
From Fire to Water with Gilbert Tuhabonye
Gilbert grew up in the Burundian countryside, racing his friends and chasing cows on his family farm. He went on to become the 400 and 800 meter national champion by his junior year in high school. Shortly thereafter, he became one of many victims of the Burundian Civil War. Gilbert was burned, tortured and witnessed mass genocide. He miraculously survived. Gilbert turned his anger into forgiveness and a desire to make his beloved Burundi, among the world’s poorest countries, a better place by providing access to clean water. Gilbert’s extraordinary life experiences, unwavering spirit, and genuine compassion for others make him a fascinating and entertaining motivational speaker.