Proposals Historical Documentation from April, 2014
As a freelance journalist, I want to train citizen journalists living in communities that were affected by the 1994 genocide in Rwanda. I have seen that people who survived it are not writing what they experienced. I fear that as time goes on, genocide survivors will get old and die without leaving genocide memories to the next generation. It is dangerous to forget what happened because there is a risk that it can happen again. I want to train young people to interview genocide survivors on what they went through so that they can publish those stories in blogs, YouTube and other social medias
This initiative is a response to the need of documenting the local history of the 12th municipality people. The project is about putting the stories and events of the people who have their life experiences in these places into a tangible format (photographs, documents, interviews, anecdotes and elements that were part of the history). The implemented methodology is based on a reflective, systematic and methodical search for information through tools such as ICTs, with the aim to collecting information, and promoting digital literacy among the elderly participating in the process.