On 29th August, NBA Star Joakim Noah visited the Kigali Genocide Memorial to pay respects to the victims of the Genocide against the Tutsi and learn more about the history of the genocide.  

Joakim Noah began his visit by laying a wreath at the burial place where 250,000 victims of the Genocide are laid to rest. Together with his team, he observed a moment of silence to honour the victims of the genocide.  

During this visit, Joakim Noah and his team toured the memorial exhibits to learn more about the history of the genocide. The exhibition details the causes, reality and consequences of the Genocide against the Tutsi as well as the incredible stories of post-genocide reconstruction that have taken place in Rwanda. This includes how justice and reconciliation have been fostered.  

“What a powerful place. Painful place. A place to remember but also to gather thoughts and find solution. Thank you, Rwanda, for sharing your story”, Joakim Noah wrote in the memorial guestbook at the end of his visit. “We have a lot to learn on the other side. You are at the forefront.”