To commemorate the International Day Of Peace 2019, FECCLAHA in collaboration with five Youth Peace Clubs in Mukuru, an informal settlement in Kenya's capital, Nairobi engaged pupils from five different primary schools in understanding the effect of climate change and the importance of peace.
The exercise dubbed "Adopt a tree for peace" saw both the pupils and peace club members plant a tree each. Tree planting began on Friday in five different schools and later ended at the Nairobi City Grounds where a total of 70 trees were planted, the exercise was officiated by FECCLAHA represented by the Programme Officer for Peace ,Nicholas Amito together with Herman Azangu, a Member of County Assembly (MCA) for Viwandani, one of the Wards in Nairobi-Kenya.
FECCLAHA remains seized with the matter of promoting sustainable peace in the Great Lakes and the Horn of Africa. A major achievement has been the inclusion of a Regional Youth Peace Programme in which the youth in their respective Peace Clubs are empowered and trained as trainers of trainers on matters peace building and conflict transformation. Currently, there are more than 215 YPCs with a membership of more that 10,000 youth across the Great Lakes and Horn of Africa Region.