Connecting local responses around the world
Learning from our History,
The week long Visit to Rwanda during the Genocide memorial week/GLOCON had a huge learning experience for me. In their journey(Rwandes), one of learning from their History to make a bright future - was symbolic and its meaning was profound. People working half day and participating in community conversations in the later part of the afternoons through to the wee hours of the evenings.
Indeed, the Country is not static, but making huge progress towards healing and reconciliation. On the tuesday afternoon, Ian invited me to accompany him during a visit to Kigali Genocide Memorial,. A memorial site, an archive, but a centre for seeking solitude. As we walked round through the quite rooms,with our eyes glue on the wall full of images and phrases drawn from Tutsi/Utu Genocide history, i was really touched and began to reflect on a few questions that could deepen and enhance learning from this experience?
I am just thankful for the chance, and an opportunity to reflect deeper into this!