Peace and Values Education in Rwanda
Peace and Values education is already taught in the Rwandan national school curriculum. By educating parents and community leaders, Aegis Trust is helping to create parallel messages of peace in schools and at home.
At home, students often report receiving Rwandan history in contradiction to what they learn at school, and are confronted with different values. Parents have also expressed that they are not well-equipped with the knowledge, skills or confidence to talk about their own history with their children. The one-day parents’ workshop explores, through group discussions, the history of the 1994 Genocide against the Tutsi providing tools to exercise critical thinking about the process of destruction and its consequences. Also through group activities, we explore the process of parenting to the development of positive attitudes and values in our children.