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Educating young generations to justice and peace

The project aims, first of all, at gaining better understanding of young community leaders and of young professional leaders from five Sub-Saharan countries, in particular with regard to their work to transmit values conveying justice and peace in the subcontinent; secondly, at the light of the results obtained, the participating teams prepare training material and varied action proposals with a view to strengthening awareness-raising and education to justice and peace among youngsters.

 

The young people are very often the victims of social injustice;

they are also often used as agents of perpetrating the same in the society.

 

“In contrast to children, who are covered under the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child (CRC), the ‘in-between’ status of youth has been largely excluded from the agenda of international peace and development efforts.” (Kemper, Y., 2005)

 

Learning to live together, learning to live with others,

is one of education main challenges today.

 

Conflict is part of community life; a pacified community is able to manage its own conflicts by adjusting its rules.

 

Justice: source of peace or source of conflicts?

MEETINGS:

 

  • Second meeting, February 27-28, 2014, Abidjan, Ivory Coast
  • Inaugural meeting, February 18-20, 2013, Nairobi, Kenya

 

PARTICIPATING TEAMS:

 

UGANDA

Prof. Margaret Angucia, Uganda Martyrs University, Kampala

 

DEMOCRATIC REPUBLIC OF CONGO

Prof. Jean Berchmans Paluku, Université Catholique du Graben, Graben

 

MOZAMBIQUE

Prof. Anna Fontana, Catholic University of Mozambique, Beira

 

KENYA

Prof. Elizabeth Nduku, Centre for Social Justice and Ethics, The Catholic University of Eastern Africa, Nairobi

 

IVORY COAST

Prof. Benjamin Kokou Akotia, Catholic University of West Africa, Abidjan