Mukuru Youth Peace leaders undergo training on Peace Building, Advocacy and Conflict Transformation
FECCLAHA conducted a two-day refresher training on Peace-building, Advocacy and Conflict Transformation for Mukuru Youth Peace Club Leaders held in Mukuru, Nairobi-Kenya, from 23rd to 24th June 2022. The training served to create awareness on the program’s objectives through a guided reflection on the previous and current state of the peace-clubs as well as a cumulative progress realized since 2013; when FECCLAHA introduced a Peace Initiative in Mukuru slum to bring together young people to champion for a common course of peaceful societies and inclusivity.
There was a consultative discussion on the existing gaps in advocacy as well as the kind of support needed by youth peace club leaders as change agents in the course of their community work in Mukuru. The 45 (28 Male 17Female) Youth Peace Club leaders were also trained on prioritization of issues in their community actions as well as deepening advocacy by naming and exploring the different levels of advocacy and their role in effecting community transformation.
Through information sharing, guiding questions as well as group discussions/ presentation sessions, the participants were also guided through identifying specific challenges in their regions such as: insecurity, poor leadership, unemployment, lack of proper housing and lack of water.
They committed to address those challenges by sensitizing the community through social media and open forums; engagement with relevant stakeholders about enhancement/ putting up security lights in the area community; mobilizing and sensitizing fellow youth on their responsibility to seek accountability from the area Member of County Assembly (MCA) through dialogue; making a follow-up on the allocation of Kazi Mtaani jobs from the chief’s office; and engagement with water management bodies and proposing the establishment of water points at central places for easy access by all.