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Kigali Genocide Memorial Unveils New Digital Education Platform For Genocide Education

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Students from different schools in Kigali use the platform as guests look on. Frederic Byumvuhore.

Kigali Genocide Memorial has unveiled its online educational platform that helps to display testimonies of survivors and witnesses of the 1994 Genocide against the Tutsi.

The launch took place at Kigali Genocide Memorial on Tuesday. Dubbed “iWitness,” the digital platform will be used mainly by students and teachers in line with the competency-based curriculum, especially for Genocide related courses.

The Visual History Archive (VHA)and IWitness were developed by the University of Southern California (USC) – Shoah Foundation. Aegis role on VHA was to provide content “testimonies” on the Genocide against the Tutsi, while for IWtness, Aegis collaborated with USC Shoah Foundation on creating the landing page and specific for Rwanda.

Launching the computer lab that will facilitate the public to access the archives, Dr Jean-Damascene Gasanabo, the Director General of Research and Documentation Centre at the National Commission for the Fight against Genocide, said the facility will be a good learning tool.

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