Kizito Kalima is a survivor of the 1994 Rwandan Genocide. Kizito was just a teenager when his family was attacked, leaving his parents dead and him separated from his family, injured, imprisoned, and then, after a harrowing escape, on the run. Kizito defied the odds and survived his attack and the genocide in Rwanda. He was later offered a scholarship to come to the US to play basketball at a high school in Chicago and he credits sports with helping him deal with the trauma of his experience in Rwanda.
Mr. Kalima founded the Peace Center for Forgiveness and Reconciliation in Indianapolis, which he runs today. The mission of the Center is to remove the obstacle to forgiveness and promote healing for both victims and perpetrators of injustice. Kizito has a seven-year-old daughter and two adopted daughters, also survivors of the genocide, who are now 29- and 27-years-old.
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