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Critical thinking for peace by Never Again

Critical thinking for peace by Never Again

The never again week in lycee de Kigali was organized by Never Again club in Lycee de Kigali and it has been entitled “critical thinking for peace”. It has come to our attention that the generation that we youth are living in today are not fighting the battle of bullets and guns rather the battle of the mind. We are entering into a generation that will require us to use a vast amount of critical thinking if we are to promote peace because your enemies are enemies of our development, peace and wellbeing are becoming more skillful by the minute.
The following is explaining what we talked about throughout the week, we usually do this on morning assemblies for a few minutes in a nutshell :

  • Day one (Monday) : we mainly discussed on Rwanda’s history. It would be very difficult for us to talk about peace when actually don’t know the origin of the conflict and the cause of the instability. We tried to compare the Rwanda before colonization, theperiod between colonization and genocide, and the post genocide generation. Plus, since this is a normal club meeting day this was emphasized in the club meeting as well.
  • Day two (Tuesday) : a discussion about the post genocide generation was passed onto the whole student body by a representative of the Never Again club in lycee de Kigali, and we as the youth were reminded our role as the power of the nation
  • Day three (Wednesday) : we mainly emphasized on hat critical thinking is and how we can actually use to build peace. We discussed how critical thinking is a process that should proceed an action/stimulus thus determining the reaction/response that follows later
    later that day we visited a genocide survivor who was given a medal of “umurinzi w’igihango” for hiding about two hundred and eighty people in the genocide, where the club provided some of the basic needs needed by family i.e. food.
  • Day four : we talked about how we the youth, have the biggest responsibility of fighting genocide deniers, and we have been reminded that if we don’t stop deniers we are giving way for genocide to take place again.