Is it a SOLUTION?

I have been thinking of the latest strikes, killing and burning of schools and i am thinking of joint efforts to start PEACE CLUBS AND ART FOR PEACE in schools, for peace education. I see it as a base for dialogue among student and teachers to come up with solutions from the hidden conflict amongst them and also part which may be from parents back home. we have started several peace clubs and arts in schools both Primary and High Schools which are doing very well and can be shared example for best practise, but we do not have financial resources to multiply that to as many schools as possible but it is a solution. this  comes hand in hand with motivational talks and student teachers and parents meeting. I just visited one of the schools today where we have peace clubs and the challenge i have is to carry on the good work but i have the challenge of finances, but the will is there. it is one of the schools which will take part in the Peace Caravan in September, lets walk the talk support the initiative, and make a difference. Rachel

National Youth Congress-Kenya

As we mark the precaravan routes, we are also identifying grassroot youth organisations who can participate in the National Youth Congress next month 14-16 August. I am one of the organisers and if you happen to be in the areas am visiting below kindly get in touch and also if you have a youth group in any part of Kenya. I will also be leading a session on youth and post conflict resolutions. Kindly get involved or be part of the congress.

Dates and route
21 Nariobi – Muranga – Nyeri- Nanyuki Dol dol
22 Isiolo- Archers post –
23 Isiolo – Laisamis
24 Marsabit
25 Turbi
26 Moyale
27 Moyale Marsabit
28 Marsabit – North Horr
29 Loiyangalani
If you have contacts in these areas we appreciate if you can forward them to us.Regards  Rachel

Louis Otieno Show-Peace Caravan

As the National Healing and Reconciliation of our beloved country Kenya is rolling, Voluntary Youth Philanthropists is planning for the 2nd caravan this year in September 9th -2st, we are on the move from 21st of July to mark the route in North Eastern Kenya starting from Nairobi – Loiyangarani in Turkana, then pre caravan trainings will follow in August september as we mobilise resources for caravan particpants. At the same time i had the priveledge to mobilise and attend the first show which took place in Nairobi on 3rd July, several other shows will take place every Thursday organise by National Response Initiative, where i represent youths in Kenya, as follows:

The Louis Otieno Live Show is on and the Nairobi one was aired on Thursday 3rd from 9.40pm to midnight. Broadcasted from Charter Hall. The topic wa Towards National Healing and Reconciliation”mainly to set an agenda for a national dialogue.

Below is a sequence of how the shows will air:

  1. Nairobi –  3rd July
  2. Eldoret – 10th July
  3. Nyeri – 17th July
  4. Nakuru – 24th July
  5. Kakamega – 31st July
  6. Garissa – 7th August
  7. Machakos – 14th August
  8. Kisumu – 21st August
  9. Meru – 28th August
  10. Kwale or Malindi – 4th September
  11. Kisii – 11th September
  12. Mombasa – 18th September
  13. Nairobi – 25th September
  14. This is an intiative of National RESPONSE Intitiative, if you are able to listen please do so and some may be in a position to attend if the are in your place, but attendance is by invitations only. Kindly contribute even through the same route, i will forwards your questions or contribution. Regards Rachel http://www.peace-caravan.org