Building critical thinking capacity to the young Rwandans.
Peacedu Initiative has 82 clubs of student where each club has 40-50 students; across the country. Most of these students are the post genocide young Rwandans who do not know the root causes of 1994 genocide against Tutsi. Trough trainings, workshops and trips the students are equipped with the knowledge about genocide studies and prevention. They are also urged to be peace makers and agent of change in their communities.
These clubs are the best platforms for young people to engage and acquire knowledge and skills for genocide prevention and other crimes against humanity as well as getting enlightened with human rights education. Teachers share with them the history of the 1994 Genocide against Tutsis and other genocides using various approaches like workshops, visiting genocide memorials in order to get a clear image of what happened to humanity. They make discussions about genocide prevention measures as the post-genocide generation, hence standing firm to proclaim for peace and humanity as a vital role in building sustainable peace in Rwanda. Not only that, Peacedu also organized talent competitions with an objective of spreading anti-genocide message but also developing their skills. This happens in all 82 of our clubs, countrywide.
Peacedu staff visit the students’ clubs at the school level and they engage them in active debates that even attract the school administration and local leaders. The students interact with Peacedu staff and they raise different questions pertaining to the history of genocide and how to have a better society free form genocide ideology. In addition, Peacedu has been adopting different education approaches to value critical thinking to be able to take right decision whenever they are challenged.