Steps of implementing the School of Genocide Studies in Kigali include:
- Undertaking site visits and reviewing site potential.
- Identifying strategies for further development.
- Undertaking initial consulta with national and international stakeholders.
- Preparing an outline for site development.
- Developing Education Programme Strategies.
The commitment will achieve the following targets within its first year :
- Deliver a comprehensive Education Programme Strategy and Development Master plan.
- Develop a fundraising plan and strategy.
- Confirm targets for the study of attendance and performance expectations of School of Genocide once established.
- Further performance metrics will be identified through the development of the master plan.
The first phase of planning has been completed with a review of the site potential and identification of strategies for further development. The initial plan has been submitted to key stakeholders for the first consultation phase. In the coming months the plan will be put to a wider base of stakeholders for a broader consultation. Thereafter funds will be required to undertake the development.
It is anticipated that 50,000 Rwandan students will take part in courses run by the School of Genocide Studies each year. In addition, every secondary school teacher in Rwanda will attend a training course there. In line with the efforts of the Rwandan Government, it is expected that there will be equal access for both genders.
The Aegis Trust will lead, assisted by The John McAslan Family Trust, the development of a master plan for the Kigali School of Genocide Studies which, aside from being internationally significant, is of immense importance for the nation of Rwanda.
Aside from classrooms, a theatre space will be included in the plans in order to provide for non-formal genocide education such as through drama and film, and for the commemorative events during the period of mourning for the genocide. Later, courses will be developed for university-level students - both Rwandan and International students ? about genocide and its prevention.
To develop the master plan, a better understanding of the requirements will be achieved through consultation with key stakeholders of the Kigali Memorial Centre. These will include: the Kigali City Council, the District of Gasabo, the Survivors' Association Ibuka, Aegis Trust, who manage the Kigali Memorial Centre for the Government, the Rwandan Ministry of Education, the University of Texas who are developing the genocide documentation methods and the Rwandan Commission against Genocide who are responsible for genocide education and memorials in Rwanda. The ambition will be to develop a master plan which can be implemented with a local architect in Rwanda.