PeaceJam Uganda Slam 2022

PeaceJam Uganda Slam 2022

PeaceJam Uganda Slam 2022

Maiden PeaceJam Uganda Slam Held at Makerere University

Some of the participants take a group photo after the conference.

On the 27th of April, we conducted the first-ever PeaceJam (PJ) Uganda Slam. This was a one-day conference that brought together young people to discuss how best they can influence positive change in their communities. The theme of the conference was, “Harnessing the Power of Youth”.

The slam was preceded by a PeaceJam Mentors’ Training on the previous day (26th April) where university students were acquainted with the knowledge and skills of facilitating small group discussions ahead of the conference.

Mentors’ Training a day before the conference.

During this conference, PeaceJam Mentors facilitated small (family) group sessions in which they involved primary & high school students in conversations about how they can make a difference in their communities. These were sessions in which everyone participated and spoke.

Participants in a Family Group Discussion during the conference.

The cornerstone of PeaceJam (PJ) work is young people, as we believe they have the energies and determination to get things done. PJ works with 14 Nobel Peace Laureates who pass on their knowledge, skills, and experiences to inspire young people to change the world.

One of the Participants from Watoto Children’s Village speaks at the Conference