Peace education

Now it’s your turn: record-breaker brings Kenya Peace Torch Relay to UK schools and public for 2016

Launched in July with a ‘Champions walk for peace’ by some of the World’s greatest athletes to help raise funds for the Aegis Trust to establish a school for peace in Kenya’s troubled North Rift Valley, the Kenya peace torch relay has travelled over 3,500 miles across Kenya, the UK and USA in 2015 with […]

December 14th, 2015|Outreach, Peace education|0 Comments

Aegis trains teachers in peace education methodology

On 25 November, twelve teachers were trained at the Kigali Genocide Memorial to provide them with skills needed to teach peace education components that have been included in the new school curriculum for the first time.

“Educators are important people in our society – they influence our children hugely.  It is hard to change what a […]

December 11th, 2015|Peace education|0 Comments

Statement on Papal visit to Central African Republic

The Aegis Trust warmly welcomes the Pope to the Central African Republic, where we are working for the cause of peace with civil society organisations, the Government and faith leaders including Imam Omar Kobine Layama, president of the Central African Islamic Community; Nicolas Guérékoyame-Gbangou, president of the Evangelical Alliance, and Dieudonné Nzapalainga, the Archbishop of […]

November 29th, 2015|Outreach, Peace education, Policy & Advocacy|0 Comments

Aegis Trust national arts exhibition concludes in Kayonza

Hundreds of young people have come together in Kayonza in Rwanda’s Eastern Province for the closing of the Aegis Trust national arts exhibition. The students from secondary schools in the area joined community leaders to view an educative exhibition that included paintings, photographs, drawings and videos. The artwork was produced by young Rwandans with the […]

August 28th, 2015|Peace education, Students|0 Comments

Aegis announces second call for proposals by Rwandan researchers

The Aegis Trust is pleased to announce the second call for proposals by Rwandan researchers, as part of its programme on Research, Policy and Higher Education (RPHE), funded by the UK Department for International Development (DfID).

Proposals are sought for innovative, challenging research papers (in English or French) on the following broad themes:

* Memory, identity and […]

August 10th, 2015|Peace education|0 Comments

How South Sudanese peace-builders are finding inspiration in Rwanda

Since December 2013, South Sudan’s civil war has left 50,000 people dead and driven 1.5 million from their homes – so far with little sign of an end in sight. There are, however, some glimmers of hope for the future; elements among South Sudanese civil society who believe important foundations for long term peace can […]

Aegis shares lessons of hope from Rwanda as Central Africans seek peace

Held in the Central African Republic’s capital, 4-11 May, the ‘Bangui Forum for National Reconciliation’ drew around 700 leaders from across the political, religious and social spectrum in CAR, together with interim President Samba-Panza (pictured centre, above) and the leadership of the country’s transitional government. Participants included leaders of the Seleka and Anti-Balaka, rival armed […]

May 28th, 2015|Outreach, Peace education, Policy & Advocacy|0 Comments

Rwanda Peace Education Programme launched in Kirehe

Rwanda Peace Education Programme (RPEP) partners, local authorities and communities gathered today to launch the peace building programme in Kirehe district in the Eastern Province, where the programme will be based for at least three weeks.

“We are all affected by a society lacking peace; your message of peace is relevant to everyone,” Executive Secretary of […]

May 25th, 2015|Peace education|0 Comments

Aegis informs Rwandan training of teacher trainers in peace education

Rwanda’s Ministry of Education last week commenced training its teacher trainers in delivery of the peace education component of the new national Schools Curriculum. The brainchild of the team at the Aegis-led Rwanda Peace Education Programme (RPEP), this has been developed in close collaboration with the Rwanda Education Board (REB) and sees peace education integrated […]

May 18th, 2015|Memorial, Peace education, Policy & Advocacy|0 Comments

CNLG and Aegis Trust work together to preserve the memory of the genocide

This week marks the 21st Commemoration of the Genocide against the Tutsi. It is an important time to remember the victims, support survivors and ensure never again is a reality. Collecting testimonies, preserving evidence and enabling research and learning about the genocide contributes to our duty to remember.

In this effort, Rwanda’s National Commission for the […]

April 9th, 2015|Documentation, Memorial, Peace education|0 Comments