“The genocide found me in Butare, currently Huye district where I was the Prison Director” says Faustin. Sentenced in 1999 at the age of 30, Faustin Munyerangwe was convicted for participation in the 1994 genocide against Tutsi. Sentenced in 1999 at the age of 30, Faustin Munyerangwe was convicted for in the 1994 genocide against Tutsi. First jailed in the Butare prison, he focused on own survival by accomplishing different activities for the prison despite the uncertainty about prison life which was obvious to him. “Prisons are supposed to mean good thing, but when so much trouble comes out of them it’s hard for a detainee to remember what they are meant for”. It was a hard and tough time for him even though he had acknowledged his mistakes during the genocide.
In 2006 after being transfer to Nyanza Prison, he was seven years into a twenty-year sentence, and he had finally found a way to occupy his time. That year, he was introduced at a basic level of Alternatives to Violence Program (AVP) by David Bucura, Thacienne Iryanyawera and Sizeri Marcelin, Faustin got a chance to continue up to the training of facilitators (ToF).