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Apollon is a Rwandan and Belgian national and a survivor of the Rwandan genocide. Inspired by his personal and professional experiences, Apollon is committed to a historically accurate and sensitive memorialization of Rwanda’s recent history. He was instrumental in setting up this SIT program in Rwanda.
Apollon has a background in arts, graphic design, and advertising. As Rwanda country coordinator for Aegis Trust in 2002–2003, Apollon spearheaded the concept, design, and construction of both the Kigali Memorial Centre and the Murambi Genocide Prevention Centre. He later served as Aegis Trust’s Rwanda country manager, managing the Kigali Memorial Centre and fundraising for Aegis Trust projects. Prior to this, he worked for University College of London’s Development Planning Unit and taught genocide prevention at the Beth Shalom Holocaust Centre in the United Kingdom. Apollon is founder of Survivors Funds UK, where he served as trustee and member of the organization’s management committee. He also worked as a consultant with the Campaign Against Genocide for the Rwandan Parliament; as a fundraiser with the Austria Development Agency Gacaca documentation project; and as a coordinator with Human Remains Preservation, a joint project between Cranfield University and the Rwandan government.