Rwanda did a respectful job at remembering the lives lost in the genocide. The memorial takes you through the history to have an understanding so these tragedies do not happen again. They also show how history does repeat itself by walking through all the genocides in this world like the holocaust.
There are plenty of moments throughout the memorial to remember the lives of the victims of the genocide from pictures of their lives, and what the children were like. The Genocide is a recent part of Rwanda's history, and is good to read and visit to understand how far they have come from it.
Start your discovery of Kigali at the Nyamirambo Women's Center. The center will take you on a tour of a local neighborhood for 15,000 francs (approx $18 USD). You will visit a local barber shop to see Rwandan hairstyles in action, try out making cassava, and gain an understanding of the history of the neighborhood and the Muslim support. The tour supports the women at Nyamirambo, and during the week you can watch them sew handbags and children's clothes. They are taught sewing skills, English, and have provided a library for the local community with the proceeds from tours and the beautiful items they sew from kitenge with heart - sewn on every piece.