From the roots of intolerance, education yields empathy and knowledge
The mission of The Foundation for Genocide Education is to work with governments to ensure that genocide and the steps leading to it are taught in high schools in Canada and in the United States. We are on a committee with the Quebec Education Ministry which is developing a guide on genocide that will be used by teachers in various disciplines. The government is funding this guide, along with professional workshops for educators.
The Holocaust, the genocides in Armenia, Rwanda, Cambodia and Darfur, and the cultural genocide of our First Nations peoples – the past century has proven to be a challenge for peace and tolerance.