The TURIKUMWE (We are Together) program brings young leaders from Rwanda and around the world together for an intensive two-week exploration of human rights and peace cultivation in a national and international context. During the course of the program participants come together to explore different notions about human rights and peace education but also learn more about how to take action to promote peace and prevent genocide worldwide.
Site visits may include: National Paralympic Committee (focusing on the people living with disabilities), Health Development Initiative (Sexual and reproductive health rights initiative), Rafa (LGBT rights), Embassy of the US, Ministry of Health of the Republic of Rwanda, Aegis Trust (preventing mass atrocities and promoting peace-building education), Ejo Youth Echo (using media to promote the culture of peace), Mind Leaps (street children social inclusion), Ineza Cooperative (woman living with HIV), and Esperance (football and sports for hope).
- Live, study and work alongside Rwandan youth
- Meet with members of Rwanda's government
- Hear from survivors and perpetrators of the 1994 genocide
- Visit the Kigali Genocide Memorial
- Enjoy an excursion to beautiful Lake Kivu