Commitment to Action

Developing Kigali School of Genocide Studies

Commitment by

McAslan Family Trust

In 2008, with assistance from the John McAslan Family Trust, the Aegis Trust committed to the development of a master plan for the Kigali School of Genocide Studies. The Kigali City Council and Gasabo District have set land aside to develop the site alongside the Rwanda's Kigali Genocide Memorial Centre. The Rwandan Ministry of Education wants all secondary school children in Kigali to visit the School and undertake genocide education programs to help address the prevalent ideas that threaten to divide Rwandan society. Teachers from around Rwanda will also attend the School of Genocide Studies and courses will be run for international students to learn about genocide and its prevention.
In April 2009, the master plan has been drafted and presented to key stakeholders, including the Ministry of Education.

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Commitment

Developing Kigali School of Genocide Studies

Launched

2008

Est. Duration

6 Years

Estimated Total Value

$150,000

Region

Africa

Countries

RWANDA

Commitment by

McAslan Family Trust

Partner(s) of the Commitment Maker(s)

Republic of Rwanda, Bridgeway Foundation, City of Kigali, Shannon Sedgwick Davis, Theoneste Mutsindashyaka