Daniel Trust

Genocide Survivor Speaker for High Schools and Colleges

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Daniel is an American motivational speaker and survivor of the 1994 Rwandan Genocide that killed between 800k & 1 million Hutus and Tutsis. Born and raised in Rwanda, Africa, at the age of 5 years old, Daniel Trust witnessed the killing of his lovely mother Thamari during the civil war in Gisenyi, Rwanda. Mr. Trust came to the United States as a refugee in 2005 at the age of 15 years old. He graduated from Bassick High School in 2008 and is currently a senior at Southern Connecticut State University in New Haven, CT majoring in Business Administration with a co

Everyone loved Daniel. From the little group of student leaders who spent lunch time with him to the whole 400 students and faculty at his presentation. He was sincere, humble, and showed a great presence and confidence on stage. Daniel engaged 400 teenagers in his conversation by doing an interactive presentation. It was just wonderful.- Liliana Simon, Teacher at Durham Academy, Durham, North Carolina
We had Daniel Trust speak to the students at Windham High School about his experience in the Rwandan genocide, and it was inspirational and outstanding. His story is both genuine and relatable, and the students were astoundedly attentive and engrossed in what Daniel had to say. Most importantly, Daniel was so kind and helpful during the whole process; he is exceptional to work with.
I highly recommend booking Daniel to speak about genocide in your community - he provides a primary source account incomparable to anything one can read about genocide.
- Gabrielle Lataille, Teacher at Windham High School, Willimantic, Connecticut
I would like to say that your story was both educational and inspirational for my students, you have opened their eyes to the idea that no matter what circumstances befall someone they can always strive to become successful. I think you are an incredible speaker and your story is quite motivational.
- Ardito Gabriel, Teacher at Eli Whitney High School, Hamden, Connecticut
It was a pleasure having you visit my class. At the end of the semester, my students informed me that your talk will stick with them and it was the most educational part of their semester. So, not only are you inspirational, you are a teacher as well.
- Professor Tonya R., Saint Joseph College, West Hartford, Connecticut
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