Dr Ray Motsi is currently in Bujumbura, Burundi where he was invited to participate in the Annual Peacebuilding and Development Training held by the Great Lakes Peacebuilding Institute. He will be teaching a course module entitled “Understanding and Response to Stress and Trauma.”
En route to Burundi, Dr Motsi had a 10 hour layover in Kigali, Rwanda, where he visited the Kigali Memorial Centre. This year marks the 25th Anniversary of the Rwandan Genocide and the Centre was built as a memorial to the 800,000 – 1,000,000 people who were massacred. With 250,000 victims buried in mass graves on site, the Centre stands as a reminder that ignorance is costly. It also stands to caution the world against allowing history to repeat itself.