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UNIC Windhoek and Hochland students reflect on Genocide in Rwanda

DSC_0057On 7 April, the United Nations observe the International Day of Reflection on the Genocide in Rwanda, the theme of this year’s observance is “Fighting Genocide Ideology”.

The United Nations Information Centre (UNIC) Windhoek team paid a special visit to Hochland High School, where a group of senior, history students in the eleventh grade, learnt more about this internationally observed day.

DSC_0080By reflecting on the Rwanda Genocide, students are guided through the history of the genocide, to build awareness and also understanding, and most importantly, for such events to be a learning lesson that will help prevent similar acts in the future. The educational outreach also raises awareness of the lasting impact of genocide on the survivors, particularly widows, orphans and victims of sexual violence, and the challenges that they still face to this day. Continue reading