About 255 residents of Kageyo sector in Gatsibo District on Tuesday boarded buses and travelled to Kigali Genocide Memorial to get first-hand information about the 1994 genocide against Tutsi.
Residents of Nyagihanga Sector from Gatsibo pioneered in the visit to Kigali Genocide Memorial but Kageyo sector also prepared to do the same this year.
Gatsibo is composed of 14 sectors including Gasange, Gatsibo, Gitoki, Kabarore, Kageyo, Kiramuruzi, Kiziguro, Muhura, Murambi, Ngarama, Nyagihanga, Remera, Rugarama and Rwimbogo all want to fulfill the same promise.
Kigali Genocide Memorial is a place of learning and remembrance. It is also the final resting place for more than 250,000 victims of the Genocide against the Tutsi.
At the Memorial there are three permanent exhibitions, the largest of which documents the 1994 Genocide against the Tutsi.
Visitors can get a guided tour to a children’s memorial and an exhibition on the history of genocidal violence around the world.
Kageyo residents also have had a chance to visit the Education Centre, Gardens, and Genocide Archive of Rwanda that form part of a meaningful tribute to those who perished, and provide a powerful educational tool for visitors.
Kigali Genocide Memorial was unveiled in 2004. Several global leaders, heads of state and government, sports legends and several other notable personalities have visited the memorial.