We are empowering our community with non-violent means of resolving conflict, building trust and promoting trauma healing and genocide prevention.

Through the Peacebuilding pillar, we have a village of reconciliation where we were able to unify the former perpetrators who confessed their role in genocide against the Tutsi and the Survivors with a purpose of healing the wounds caused by such a horrific event. This helps us in bringing about reconciliation, forgiveness and social cohesion. We also equip them with principles and values of peace education through critical thinking. We create and facilitate spaces for peace to bring together youth and community members from diverse backgrounds to discuss their traumatic sensitive issues in order to support each other in the healing process through dialogue, healing and storytelling. We host different university students, researchers and any other people who want to learn about the power of forgiveness and reconciliation from different parts of the world.



We work with youth in affiliated clubs from different schooling and non-schooling communities. This goes together with equipping them with critical thinking, empathy and personal responsibility to reject violence.

We encourage them to use their talents like music, drama, dance, art, games and writing to spread the message of peace and be a beacon of hope to their fellow youth. We are increasing the capacity of youth to become peace agents, improve their livelihoods, advocate for their rights and for those in their community. We provide youth with critical thinking skills, human rights education, peace education, support their initiated projects, create safe spaces for them to dialogue, facilitate intergenerational storytelling to forge youth who stands for peace and become a seed of positive change in their surroundings. We also support youth to express and debate their views on peace values, take reconciliating roles in their communities and human rights.


PeacEdu Initiative Rwanda believes that the community members must increase means of securing the necessities of life, therefore they will have to enhance their resiliency, improved their overall well-being for themselves and for future generations. The concept of livelihood as a right is protected by Universal Declaration of Human Rights article 25, which states that “You have the right to an adequate standard of living. This means having whatever you need so that you and your family: do not fall ill; do not go hungry; and have clothes and a place to live.” Similarly, the right to work is protected in the International Covenant on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights article 6 and 7.

Through this thematic area, PeacEdu will make ensure these rights are protected. The concept of it aligns with Sustainable Development Goal 8: “Promote sustained, inclusive and sustainable economic growth.”

 It is in that context that PeacEdu Initiative Rwanda’s well-being of their community member is of a vital role. The construction of the kitchen garden for family’s protection against mal-nutrition related diseases together with the provision of free health insurance have been put forward by peacEdu to facilitate its community members from poor families accessing free health care.

PeacEdu Initiative Rwanda also embarks on creating saving and lending groups for the better of the community to form income generating activities in their cooperatives. Also, for community members to live in better conditions, houses are renovated and livestock are provided.

On the other hand, youth club members affiliated to our organization are equipped with scholastic materials to allow them a chance of accessing easily Education. With all of these, the preaching of peace cannot be separated with the well-being and development of community members.