This month, our feet have been running fast across the Great Lakes Region of Africa with the urgent work of ensuring holistic peace in our communities. We are so glad to have you with us on this journey! Here’s a snapshot of what we’ve been up doing in February!
All our beneficiaries are at school after the resumption of schools activities in Uganda. After a two-year school lockdown due to COVID-19, this is good news to have our students back in school. Our eldest beneficiary has joined University and is studying Entrepreneurship and Innovation at Mountains of the Moon University, Uganda. Our beneficiaries and their families are grateful for being supported to pursue an education
Team Leader’s Activities
Our team leader, Faruku Kibaba, represented us in Goma city, DRC, for capacity-building training. The training was organized by Great Lakes Youth Network For Peace for all its partner organizations of which GLPC is among.
Faruku together with 12 students also represented GPLC at the Rotary Youth Leadership Awards event in Mbarara City, Uganda, that was sponsored by GLPC under the Peace Jam project. The 12 students whose attendance was sponsored by GLPC attained skills in entrepreneurship, business management, climate action, among others.
SCAPE means Scaling up Access to Conflict Prevention Services through meaningful women engagement. This is a UN Women-funded project that we are implementing in four districts of Uganda in partnership with Meeting Point Hoima. In February, our Peace Ambassadors on this project held an orientation training for women leaders from all over Kasese District, Uganda. The women leaders were trained on identifying conflict and reporting on it.
We also had our quarterly meeting of district stakeholders for this project to ease coordination.