Positive peace cannot be attained without focussing on ethical principles of empathy, respect and reconciliation. This was learnt during a five-day training workshop organized by The Global Network of Religions for Children and facilitated by the Nairobi Peace Initiative, NPI-Africa held in Zanzibar.
Topics covered on the first day included; understanding conflicts, tools to help understand conflict, conflicts in Africa and in our Surroundings.
The Peace Ambassadors learnt about conflict resolution, management and transformation. They also learnt about how to develop skills to improve communication, listening and assertive skill development.
The workshop participants also learnt how the youth can be agents of promoting peace and resolving conflicts.
He stated that the training workshop was part of a process to equip children and young adults with critical skills on conflict transformation and ethics education.
The GNRC Peace Ambassadors thanked the Arigatou Foundation for its continued support to develop GNRC network, and asked for more support to further develop the Peace Clubs at the grassroots.
The workshop, under the Young Peace Ambassadors Project was supported by the Canadian High Commission through the Canadian Fund for Local Initiatives. Ms Mary Mgaya, the Fund Coordinator participated and officially closed the workshop after the certificates were issued to the participants