The peace builders of Northern Kenya; Successful research led model spreads to other African nations
Founded in aftermath of 2007-08’s national post-election violence, Kenya’s Shalom Centre pioneers successful, research-led formula for preventing conflict between rival groups that includes conducting peace education in primary and secondary schools.
Bridge International Academies — a chain of inexpensive private schools — has ambitious plans to revolutionize education for poor children. But can its for-profit model work in some of the most impoverished places on Earth? Peg Tyre’s report for the New York Times Magazine examines positive and negative impacts of the model.
First Lady of Kenya Margaret Kenyatta identifies that education is the key to peace, stability and social cohesion. “No nation which allows its children to wilt in the shadow of neglect can ever hope to achieve peace and economic prosperity,” she said last week.