Peace education

Online peace education platform launched in Rwanda

An innovative new online peace education platform is set to be launched in Rwanda today. The Aegis Trust and the Rwanda Education Board will officially launch the Ubumuntu Digital Platform – www.ubumuntu.rw – at the Kigali Genocide Memorial Peace School, 3:00pm local time this afternoon.

Developed by Aegis to support delivery and expansion of its […]

July 25th, 2019|Peace education|0 Comments

Aegis Trust to partner with Civility Experts Worldwide

The Aegis Trust is pleased to announce a global partnership with Civility Experts Worldwide. This partnership will draw upon the peace and values curricula and educational expertise that Aegis has developed and will be used in a new program called Leading with Humanity, developed by Civility Experts Inc.

Civility Experts Worldwide is led by CEO
Lew Bayer. For […]

February 7th, 2019|Peace education|0 Comments

Swedish pride in peacebuilding success

Ambassador Helena Rietz, now Head of the Africa Department at the Swedish Ministry of Foreign affairs, today expressed Stockholm’s pride in the Aegis Trust’s peacebuilding education work in Rwanda – for which the Swedish Government has provided significant support. 
Ambassador Rietz was visiting the Kigali Genocide Memorial in Rwanda for the second time. Having previously visited […]

November 19th, 2018|Memorial, Peace education, Policy & Advocacy|0 Comments

Aegis launches exhibition with UNITAR in Geneva

At the Palais des Nations, the UN’s Geneva headquarters, the Aegis Trust yesterday launched a new exhibition in partnership with UNITAR, the United Nations Institute for Training and Research.

Titled ‘Education for Peace: Preventing Genocide at its roots’, the exhibition considers how humanity can be eroded in a society to the point of mass atrocities. It […]

September 25th, 2018|Peace education, Policy & Advocacy|0 Comments

Aegis Trust Receives the Raphael Lemkin International Award

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 […]

April 16th, 2018|Peace education, Policy & Advocacy|0 Comments

Aegis equips Rwandan teachers to be local peace ambassadors

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 […]

January 20th, 2018|Peace education|0 Comments

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 […]

November 2nd, 2017|Peace education, Speeches|0 Comments

Aegis launches Karongi Peace School, a Resource Centre for Peace Education in Rwanda

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, […]

November 2nd, 2017|Peace education|0 Comments

Aegis equips parents with skills for informal peace education

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 , […]

October 20th, 2017|Peace education|0 Comments

Can peace-building education build resilience against identity based violence and mass atrocities?

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 […]

October 17th, 2017|Peace education, Research|0 Comments