A first ever peace education event for South Sudan New Generation took place on 22nd – 24th August 2019. The training brought together students and young professionals who are Interact and Rotaract Club members. Rotary Peace Fellow Patricia Shafer from the USA facilitated the 3-day workshop with support from members of the Rotary Clubs of Juba and Munuki.
“The training was insightful on ways to prompt dialogue about contentious issues of insecurity / security, community and home safety, gender violence, tribal / ethnic conflict, gaps in education, and the need for more young ambassadors for peace.” said Nelson Jacob Jada – President, Rotaract Club of the University of Juba.
46 students from three universities and three secondary schools completed the high-energy training and received certificates. Rotarians in Juba were immensely helpful in conducting the training. Planning and fundraising for the second phase of the New Generation Peace Builders Training is underway. The goal is to train a further 150 students and young professionals to implement action-based and impactful peace projects.
Samuel Karanja, SK, is the District Rotaract Representative (DRR) for Rotary District 9212. He is a member of the Rotaract Club of Nairobi Central and a past president of the Rotaract Club of JKUAT. Professionally, Samuel is an assurance (financial audit) associate at EY, formerly Ernst & Young, based in Nairobi, Kenya.