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We have hosted more than 1 million visitors since opening in 2004

OUR WORK & YOU

Exhibitions, collections and preservation

Kigali Genocide Memorial was created so that visitors may understand the past and treasure those who were lost; to inform the present; and to meet the challenge of a better future.

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WE NEED YOU:

  • Collections cannot be created without benefactors.
  • Exhibitions cannot be created without items from KGM’s collections.
  • Preservation is what ensures KGM’s collections continue to be accessed and can educate future generations.
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“I have no words to describe what I feel after visiting this memorial site but I do know that it has changed my life”
Rinsha Zulfigar from India

Who We Are

We are a genocide memorial created and operated by survivors.

HONORE GATERA

Director

“I have found home here where I have the chance to educate other people on genocide against the Tutsi, one of the most horrifying events in the human history. I love my work; it is an experience of dedication relating to people with personal stories”.

SERGE RWIGAMBA

Visitor Engagement Officer

“My father, brother and half of my family are buried here. So, working here is a fulfilling duty as a survivor, as well as an opportunity share some of the country’s history and experiences as a part of it myself. I also help teaching others about ways to prevent future genocides and achieving reconciliation in other countries in turmoil.”

LYDIE MWAMBALI

Guide

“I believe young people must have a better understanding of their past to become active citizens in crafting a more peaceful, tolerant; inclusive and secure world. As a mother raising children in a post genocide era, it is satisfying to know that through my work at the memorial, I am passing on a legacy of a generation free from genocide”.

BONHEUR PACIFIQUE

Guide

“I am honoured to be part of the team that has a mission to revive our history and also to protect it, knowing that there are people who deny it, people who don’t want it told. We are custodians of this history”.

EUGENIE URUJENI

Front Desk Officer

“Sharing with visitors at the Memorial about my country’s history including lessons from the Genocide against the Tutsi, it provides me with the opportunity to help build critical thinking skills, promoting knowledge, skills, values and attitudes that help prevent future genocides”.

VANESSA UMULISA

Receptionist

“It is a fulfilling experience for me waking up every day, knowing I am working to support survivors to remember their loved ones and providing an informative and educational experience for visitors to the Memorial”.

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More than 250,000 victims of the 1994 Genocide against the Tutsi now rest peacefully at the Kigali Genocide Memorial.

Our Projects

How your donation will help

GARDEN OF REFLECTION

The memorial gardens have been planted by friends and family members of Genocide victims and are a place of personal remembrance for their loved ones. They are a place of peace and contemplation for both Rwandans and visitors. They encourage reflection on how we all have the personal responsibility to prevent discrimination and mass atrocity.

Documentation and Preservation

We aim to collect and preserve collections of evidence-based materials that can be used to educate future generations in Rwanda and all over the world about the dangers of genocide ideology, while preventing mass atrocities. With your generous donation, we can continue to collect more testimonies from survivors, perpetrators and rescuers that will be used in peace and values education programmes.

REBUILDING LIVES

When KGM started, it was strongly felt to be inappropriate to run a genocide memorial and yet to ignore the needs of the most vulnerable survivors. Since 2004, KGM has run the Rebuilding Lives Program to socially and financially support a small number of genocide survivor households.

PEACE EDUCATION

Fuelled by the desire to prevent events like the 1994 Genocide against the Tutsi from ever happening again, we have developed an internationally acclaimed Peace and Values Education curriculum, using materials from the Memorial Archives.

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More than 250,000 victims of the 1994 Genocide against the Tutsi now rest peacefully at the Kigali Genocide Memorial.

Stories

Hear the stories from the people that experienced the Genocide