Through this long journey, Rwanda has acquired lessons and insights on difficult subject such as reconciliation, healing, identity and the importance of speaking up. It is with that spirit that iDebate Rwanda organized the “ iDebate Rwanda 2014 USA Tour: Voices from the Post Genocide Generation”, a two and a half month tour of US Universities and high schools sharing the stories of ordinary Rwandans who are living inspiring and impactful lives.
The 2015 iDebate Rwanda USA tour aims to raise awareness about Rwanda and how a small debate program for high school students is trying to bring change by bringing together students from all walks of life to debate and argue to find solutions to some of the most pressing problems that Rwanda faces. Though debate, students from different background learn how to disagree in a peaceful way, how to passionately oppose each other’s ideas without the need to use violence against each other.
In a setting such as Rwanda, debate is a new culture and the impact is visible not only in the students’ performance and ability to think critically about problems but also in the culture that becomes more welcoming to peaceful conflict of thoughts and ideas. The second edition of the Voices from the Post Genocide Generation is promising to be more impactful and inspiring.
This year the “Voices from the Post Genocide Generation Tour” is taking place from September 23rd to October 31st 2015 with the aim of educating and sharing knowledge on issues that affect not only Rwanda but humanity: Issues of identity, violence and the ever present need of speaking up.
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