Gisozi Genocide Memorial Site

The Kigali Genocide Memorial includes three permanent exhibitions, the largest of which documents the 1994 Genocide against the Tutsi. There is also a children’s memorial and an exhibition on the history of genocidal violence around the world. The Education Centre, Gardens, and Genocide Archive of Rwanda form part of a meaningful tribute to those who perished and provide a powerful educational tool for visitors.

The Kigali Memorial Centre in the district of Gisozi (hence the name it is most commonly filed under) was opened in 2004 on the 10th anniversary of the genocide and is co-run by the Great Britain-based Aegis Trust (a genocide prevention NGO).

Gisozi Genocide Memorial Site, the burial place of approximately 300,000 victims of the 1994 Genocide against Tutsis . In addition to the cemetery, the memorial has a related genocide exhibition area and library and has plans to develop a teaching Centre on the history of the genocide.

In addition to the memorial proper and its exhibitions there’s also a documentation centre and an education department. Rwandan schoolchildren are also frequently carted to the centre by the busload to be educated about their country’s grim recent history.