Remembering The Rwandan Genocide – 20 Years On

Added: June 19th, 2014

On 16th June, a group of Humanities students took part in a workshop to remember the events which happened in Rwanda in 1994. With a visitor from the Aegis Trust, we learnt about the terrible genocide in Rwanda and what were the circumstances that allowed a million Rwandan people to be killed in 100 days. Discussing ideas about discrimination and prejudice, we learnt about how people can begin to think about other groups of people as sub-human.

We then worked on writing messages of remembrance as part of the One Million Voices projects (http://www.kwibuka.rw/millionvoices) that intends to have one million messages to remember the million dead. We also looked at ways we could work to promote messages of understanding and co-operation.