UDP is an online educational platform to support the delivery and expansion of Peace and Values Education programmes in Rwanda and beyond.
The latter is also a resource to nurture Ubumuntu (greatness of heart) through practical education and creative stories and complements books.
The development of the Ubumuntu Digital Platform was funded by the Embassy of the Kingdom of Belgium in Rwanda.
The partnership between MINEDUC and Aegis Trust seeks to integrate peace and values courses into the new Competence-Based-Curriculum.
Dr. Irénée Ndayambaje, the Director-General of Rwanda Education Board (REB) said that the institution shall continue to work hand in hand with Aegis Trust and partners to achieve even greater milestones to build a cohesive society.
"We believe that the digitization of the Teaching and Learning Materials through Ubumuntu Digital Platform will hugely contribute to the integration and support application of Peace and Values Education in our schools," he said.
The Ambassador of The Kingdom of Belgium to Rwanda, H.E Benoît Ryelandt congratulated Aegis Trust and REB for this successful achievement launching Ubumuntu Digital Platform noting that it adds a valuable instrument and brings a new dimension to the remarkable and longstanding actions undertaken by Aegis Trust in the field of peace education.
"Most of the young adults were not born at the time of the Genocide against the Tutsi. Helping them learn from the past and understand how hatred and prejudice can lead to mass violence, is a significant step forward to build a stable and peaceful future young generation," he said.
Freddy Mutanguha, the Executive Director of Aegis Trust said Peace Education is a learning process that leads to learners internalizing skills and positives values and can be included in almost everything that happens in human lives.
In June 2019, Aegis Trust gave 20,000 books and 20,000 curriculum programs to REB to enhance teachings of peace and values.