As part of the project of the First Lady of Ukraine Olena Zelenska, a Ukrainian-language audio guide was launched at the Kigali Genocide Memorial (Rwanda). During the ceremony, Ambassador of Ukraine Andriy Pravednyk paid tribute to the victims and expressed his condolences to the Rwandan people on behalf of the Government and the people of Ukraine.
The implementation of the project to create audio guides in Ukrainian in museums around the world began in 2020 at the initiative of the First Lady of Ukraine Olena Zelenska. Currently, 18 countries have joined the project. In particular, audio guides in Ukrainian are available at the Colosseum (Italy), Versailles (France), the Albertina Gallery (Austria), etc. The Ukrainian-language audio guide at the Kigali Genocide Memorial became the first in Rwanda and the second in East Africa.
"Ukraine remembers its own tragedies of genocide - the Holodomor and Babyn Yar. However, it is important to know that the cases of genocide in the world have not stopped. The most emotional expositions of the Memorial are a list of names and photos of dead children and adults, their personal belongings. They say to the visitors: "People, this madness must not happen again!" It is important that now this testimony about the tragedy is spoken in Ukrainian - the language of people who know well what genocide is. After all, as one of the visitors wrote in the book of reviews: "Memory is a weapon that counteracts the recurrence of the tragedy in the future," said Olena Zelenska.
The project was implemented with the support of the Embassy of Ukraine in Kenya.