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Saving lives through peace-building in the Central African Republic

January 9th, 2017|

The Aegis Trust’s peace-building work in the Central African Republic (CAR) is already helping to change hearts and minds in communities on the fault line of the conflict there, as our education specialists – many of them survivors of Rwanda’s 1994 genocide against the Tutsi – share their own experiences and work with Central African […]

World record-breaker reviews run for Aegis: invites you to join in 2017

December 23rd, 2016|

UK-based endurance runner Adam Holland covered over 1,000 miles and broke a World Record in the process of fundraising this year for the Aegis Trust’s peacebuilding work in Kenya. He’d love you to join him in 2017 (though you wouldn’t have to run 1,000 miles, we promise!). Aegis caught up with him recently for a […]

Aegis trains young Rwandans on storytelling for peace building

December 19th, 2016|

The Aegis Trust organised a two day workshop at the Kigali Genocide Memorial earlier this month with a focus on storytelling as part of the Healing Communities Programme. The workshop gathered young peace champions from across the country to learn how to promote peace in their communities through film and photography.
Speaking at the training, Didier […]

Ultra-runner Adam Holland smashes World Record for Aegis

December 5th, 2016|

Running in support of the Aegis Trust’s peacebuilding work in northern Kenya, birthplace of some of the World’s greatest distance runners, British endurance-running sensation Adam Holland – from the ironically titled Nottinghamshire running club Notfast – yesterday smashed the World Record by over an hour for the fastest ten marathons in ten days, averaging 2:51:44 […]

Aegis presses for justice in UK Rwanda genocide case

December 2nd, 2016|

In an eight-day High Court hearing which started Monday, five Rwandans are appealing against extradition to face trial in Rwanda for crimes they are suspected to have committed during the genocide against the Tutsi in 1994.
 Dr Vincent Bajinya, Pastor Celestin Mutabaruka and three former mayors – Charles Munyaneza, Celestin Ugirashebuja and Emmanuel Nteziryayo – are […]

Aegis trains Rwandan teacher trainers on peace and values component of new national curriculum

December 1st, 2016|

In partnership with the Rwanda Education Board, the Aegis Trust has now trained almost 100 national teacher trainers from across Rwanda on the delivery of Peace and Values Education in classrooms. Peace & Values Education was introduced in 2015 in the newly adopted Competence Based Curriculum as a crosscutting issue, modeled on the Aegis-led Rwanda […]

Torch for Peace returns to Kenya High Commission after 1,000km relay

November 1st, 2016|

Following Sunday’s conclusion of the ten-day 2016 Kenya Peace Torch Relay around the UK (www.run4peace.co.uk), Adam Holland – the only athlete to run all 1000km, accompanied for 10k segments by members of the public – yesterday returned the torch to H.E. Lazarus Amayo, Kenya’s High Commissioner in London.
Backed by sponsors including Up & Running and White […]

Aegis offers grants to Rwandan researchers 

November 1st, 2016|

The Aegis Trust is pleased to announce a third call for proposals by Rwandan researchers as part of its Research, Policy and Higher Education programme. The programme supports Rwandan researchers to develop policy-relevant academic papers and associated policy briefs on a range of topics related to genocide prevention and peace building.
The research grants are administered […]

Runner to pass 500-mile mark in Bristol tomorrow on Aegis’ nationwide Kenya Peace Torch Relay

October 28th, 2016|

Departing 7.00am from Pure Gym on Leander Way in Bristol tomorrow, ultra-runner Adam Holland will pass the 500-mile mark on the ten-day, 1,000km Kenya Peace Torch Relay having completed 800km (497 miles) by tonight.
Members of the public are joining Adam for 10km segments of the relay, signing up via www.run4peace.co.uk/join.
Adam is the only athlete running […]

John Kerry at Kigali Genocide Memorial: “Thank you for your work in prevention and healing.”

October 20th, 2016|

On Friday 14 October, US Secretary of State John Kerry visited the Kigali Genocide Memorial in Rwanda to honour the memory of the victims of the 1994 Genocide against the Tutsi.
Established by the Aegis Trust in 2004 at the request of the Rwandan Government and Kigali City Council, the Kigali Genocide Memorial continues to be […]