July 16, 2018

This year, Aegis Trust named Umubano Primary School the Lead School for Peace, so the opportunity to take part in the Ubumuntu Arts Festival at the Kigali Genocide Memorial Centre was welcomed and embraced in the spirit of sharing messages of partnership, connection an...

January 30, 2018

That phrase - the power of words - conjures up so many thoughts; sticks and stones may break my bones but words will never harm me echoes from the playground, but is that really true? Words can sting when they are thrown carelessly at us, they can cause endless hours o...

January 26, 2017

Research from around the world tells us that - without direct intervention - trauma caused to a community from any atrocity is passed to the next generation. So what kind of intervention will work?

Rwanda has made incredible progress over the past two decades. Comi...

September 21, 2016

Today is Peace Day, a day where the world is invited to pause and reflect on what peace means wherever we are and whatever is happening; a task that is harder for some than others. It may seem impossible for those who have known nothing but conflict in their lives, and...

June 29, 2016

FORGET smart uniforms and small classes. The secret to stellar grades and thriving students is teachers. This is how a recent article in the Economist starts. It resonates strongly with APIE’s programme in Rwanda, where smart uniforms are in short supply and small clas...

June 22, 2016

It’s easy to think that ICT will be the answer to the problems in developing countries and that it will solve everything. In many ways it is obvious that to address inequality, access to the internet and all the information it offers must be good, and this struck me mo...

April 11, 2016

Kwibuka (Kinyarwanda for ‘remember’) calls on the world to stand against genocide in three ways: remember, unite and renew.

I was honoured to stand with Rwandan friends and colleagues in commemoration of the genocide and in celebration of the amazing road to peace, reco...

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