On 13th April 2018, Aegis Trust was honoured to receive the second edition of the Raphael Lemkin International Award in recognition of its outstanding contribution to fighting genocide and other mass atrocities, in particular by educating the young generation in Rwanda through its Education for Sustainable Peace in Rwanda programme, and commemorating and honouring the victims […]
Teachers of Umubano Primary School in Rwanda have acquired skills and knowledge on peace and values in training organised by Aegis Trust to help them in delivering the new competence-based curriculum.
Held at the Kigali Peace School during the week commencing 15 January, the three-day training programme introduced participants to the history of Rwanda, steps that […]
Speech of the Swedish Ambassador to Rwanda, Honorable Jenny Ohlsson at the launch of Karongi Peace School
I am truly honoured to be here today at the launch of Karongi Peace School. We started this journey with our partner Aegis Trust in 2013, when Sweden agreed to fully fund the Rwanda Peace Education Programme. It has been identified that there was a lack of understanding amongst students and teachers like about the […]
Aegis Trust and partners yesterday launched Karongi Peace School, a resource centre for peace education in the Western Province of Rwanda. The Karongi Peace School is a centre dedicated for training and events on peace education for formal Educators (teachers), informal Educators (parents), Youth and other community members, as well as Decision-makers and Researchers.
Freddy Mutanguha, […]
Rwandan parents are being equipped to play an active role in informal peace education as part of the Aegis Trust’s Education for Sustainable Peace in Rwanda (ESPR), a programme designed to improve the delivery of peace and values education and support its implementation as part of the newly adopted national schools curriculum. During September , […]
Can large-scale violence be prevented in communities at risk through education involving direct engagement of survivors of past atrocities? UK-based Aegis Trust shares lessons learned and progress in seeking to measure impact of peace education work.
At the UCL Institute of Education on Thursday night, Mariana Goetz – Head of Programmes & Learning at the Aegis […]
A three-day Colloquium in Kigali in February brought together academics and practitioners in and around the field of peace education to share concepts, methods and means of measuring impact, contributing to a stronger evidence base for the effectiveness of peace education. The Colloquium report has now been published.
You can download it here:
Building Resilience to Genocide through Peace […]
Insights from Aegis Trust Programmes Director, Anita Kayirangwa:
Over the last week in Kigali, more than 100 experts from Rwanda and around the world met to examine best practice peace education. Throughout the three days of intense debate and discussion, participants heard from a wide variety of speakers who shared insights into what kind of peace […]
On the last day of the Aegis Trust Peace Education colloquium at the Kigali Genocide Memorial yesterday, participants committed to working together to ensure their peace building policies and practices are informed by the latest research, measurable, and have a lasting impact on the communities they aim to benefit.
The first plenary of the day examined […]
The Aegis Trust’s new programme ‘Education for Sustainable Peace in Rwanda’ (ESPR) was formally launched Monday by Isaac Munyakazi, Rwanda’s State Minister for Primary and Secondary Education, on the first day of Aegis’ peace education colloquium at the Kigali Genocide Memorial (full text of the Minister’s speech follows this article).
The programme will improve the delivery […]