Three Kenyan teachers selected for UN training in peace education

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(Reposted from: KBC Channel 1.  August 2, 2017)

Three Kenyan educationists are set to join 15 others from Horn of Africa for a nine day study tour in Japan in peace education from Tuesday, August, 1, 2017.

The Educators will take part in a nine day study tour in Japan from Tuesday August 1 as part of UNESCO-International Institute for Capacity Building in Africa’s Teacher Training and Development for Peace building in the Horn of Africa and Surrounding Countries project.

The three are college tutor Monica Owoko and senior education officials Anne Muya and Charles Mwaniki who are part of 18 policy makers from Eritrea, Ethiopia, Somalia, South Sudan and Uganda who will undergo training in Tokyo and Hiroshima.

The study Tour will serve to bridge cultures, histories and educational experiences between Africa and Asia.

It will provide opportunities to share experience on teaching and peace-building among educators and policy makers in Japan, Kenya and the other five countries.

The initiative comes at the backdrop of conflicts, disorder and natural disasters which impede global, regional and national efforts to improve access to quality education, while it aggravates violence and radicalizing youth.

Participants will attend lectures and engage in dialogue on safe schools, inclusive environments, teacher training and development and peace education.

The goal of the project is to train 8,000 secondary school teachers in the six countries.

The project hope, through the initiative, to invest in youth, offering them skills that will help them become peace-loving and economically and socially productive citizens.

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