In Grand Bassam, Côte d’Ivoire, the Shoah Memorial led a two-day seminar for ministerial officials on integrating lessons about genocide and mass killings into school curricula.
At the request of Côte d’Ivoire and UNESCO officials, the Shoah Memorial led a two-day seminar in Grand Bassam for 30 general inspectors and senior ministerial officials on integrating lessons about genocides and mass killings into the curriculum.
Teaching about the genocide of the Tutsis and the war in Biafra is already compulsory in Côte d’Ivoire, making it one of the world’s most advanced countries in this area.
Hélène Dumas, Joel Kotek, Tal Brutmmann and Antoine Germa led the seminar, which aimed to strengthen Côte d’Ivoire’s curriculum by integrating lessons about the Holocaust in the near future and developing a comparative approach. Education is a key priority in the national reconciliation process underway for the past five years. The Ministry of Education promotes teaching the history of genocide as part of that effort.