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Personal story

Renata Rokůsková (2008)

Renata Rokůsková (2008)

It was 1994 and I was watching the news on television. It was an ordinary night. I was sitting on the sofa munching on crisps. Pictures of the war conflict in Rwanda ran across the screen. Several seconds that absolutely struck me. I felt a need to do something for these poor people. Immediately I tried to get these thoughts out of my head. “There’s nothing I can do about it. It’s so far away. And it has nothing to do with me!” Well, I didn’t succeed. Something had changed in my heart and, from that moment on, I knew that I would one day devote my time to helping poor people.