On 21 July, a group of 48 students and lecturers attending the summer courses at the University of Rwanda’s College of Science and Technology visited the Kigali Genocide Memorial to learn more about the history of the 1994 Genocide against the Tutsi in Rwanda and the importance of fighting Genocide ideology.
Every year, the University of Rwanda College of Science and Technology welcomes student from other countries such as Benin, Kenya, Tanzania, Somalia, Uganda, and more to attend summer courses.
The students began their visit by taking a tour of the memorial’s exhibition to learn about the causes and consequences of the Genocide, as well as Rwanda’s post- Genocide recovery initiatives that helped rebuild the country and continue to promote peace building in its communities.
“Peace is important in any part of the world. It can help in the development of the countries both socially and economically. It is good that regardless the tragedy Rwandans have gone through, they are now developing and now Rwanda is safe. So, it has to be every one’s responsibility to build peace in the world.” Mostaff Ahmed, student from Somalia.
“Before coming here, I have heard and read different information about Genocide against Tutsi. However, not all the information I heard were true. Now, due to what I have seen, read, and understood in this tour, I can confirm and convince everyone that Genocide has happened in Rwanda. Besides, I can encourage each and every one on this world to fight against anything that can make genocide to happen anywhere.” Carmel Danson, a student from Benin.