Peace-building courses in Rwanda help next generation learn from past

from The Guardian
Published on 20 Mar 2013 View Original

Young people in Rwanda are developing the tools to build a peaceful future by learning lessons from the country's genocide

"Have there been conflicts in your school because of ethnicity?" asked the workshop leader. The 40 or so secondary school students looked uneasily at their teachers. After the 1994 genocide, during which Hutu soldiers and militias killed nearly 1 million Tutsis and moderate Hutus, Rwandans were urged to leave behind their divisive ethnic identities and think of themselves simply as Rwandans.

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