It is essential to involve people at the grassroots level in providing solutions to their challenges. Therefore, peace education should be made compulsory in schools in the region. This was one of the conclusions of the inaugural honorary lecture series on peace building in the Great Lakes Region hosted by the Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences at Victoria University.
The Ministry of Education and Sports in Uganda is implementing the Peace Education and Prevention of Violent Extremism project with support from UNESCO’s International Institute for Capacity Building in Africa. A one-day workshop was organized for stakeholder engagement in Kampala on July 29 intended to share experiences on peace education and prevention of violent extremism in selected teacher training institutions in Uganda.
Sr. Rosemary Nyirumbe is overseeing an effort to write a women-specific peace curriculum with survivors of northern Uganda’s years of terror. The curriculum will use real-life examples and methods that have helped women in Gulu, teaching women in other post-conflict areas how to find peace both within themselves and within their communities.
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Kampala schools have received peace education books from Always Be Tolerant Organisation (ABETO) in conjunction with the Turkish embassy in Uganda. The function was presided over by Turkish ambassador H.E Sedef Yavuzalp who noted that their “participation in donation of books acknowledges the support towards peace and democracy building in Uganda.”