Shalom Educating for Peace

Germany speaking tour

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In May, our director, Jean de Dieu Basabose, will be visiting organisations in Germany to talk about some themes that are close to our heart.

The first is on the “responsibility to reconcile violent conflicts”. This topic will (a) present the contribution of SEP to the process of reconciliation in Rwanda, challenges and lessons learned through the community field-work undertaken in a divided society and challenging context such as post-genocide Rwanda: (b) remind our responsibility to right the wrongs of the past and reconcile; (c) invite partners in reconciliation work to support SEP’s reconciliation initiatives in Rwanda.

The second is on “promoting anti-corruption education as a way of building positive peace“. This refer to our Ubupfura project and hear Jean will shares thoughts and field-based experience demonstrating the necessity of cultivating an anti-corruption mindset if we want to effectively prepare people for peace and achieve peace. Through the Ubupfura Project, Shalom creatively uses existing community resources and cultural values. Jean will share our unique approach which involves the whole community, with a particular focus on children and youth as the majority group in almost all African countries (for example, in Rwanda, more than 48% of the total population are people under 18 years old). This approach considers children not only as the beneficiaries of the interventions, but also as change agents to work with in order to successively transform the society.

Among others he’ll be speaking at a Imbuto in Marburg, as described here.

Thank you to all of you who have contributed to make this trip possible! Any further donations to this tour can be made here.

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