April 29, 2010
Dear Participants of the Kenya Youth peace summit!
Greetings to you all!
I believe you have all registered as voters in the on-going voters registration by the IIEC. We need to bring a change as young people in Kenya by electing sound and dedicated leaders.
It is exactly one year since we held the successful peace summit in Nairobi attended by deligates from six countries in the Great Lakes region. Since then, the Peer Review Committee elected at the meeting, has been working tirelessly to realize our set goals. Such meetings by the Peer review Committee realized the screening of project proposals sent by you and successful projects where listed on this website / blog for openness and transparency.
As we edge closer to financing projects submitted we would like you all to do the following:
1. reconvene in your groups and revise the proposals you sent to identify wether your groups still want to implement what you proposed or no. If NOT please make changes and develop a workplan on how, when you intend to implement the activities.
2. Share with us details of the groups since we would embark on visiting each group before an financial support are given to better understand the dynamics and challenges within your areas.
We will call on the Peer Review Members for a meeting to discuss on monitoring and evaluation training, report formats and contracts for financing your respective proposals approved for Phase I.
May 27, 2009
The Rwanda delegation has already put their heads together, writing this thoughtful report on their experience at the summit, and what they plan to do with what they have learned.
NAIROBI PEACE SUMMIT April 09 Report
- Plan to share information/ knowledge obtained with the young people who didn’t get the opportunity to attend the summit.
- Strive to train for a strong leadership among youth in the Church.
- Strengthen income-generating projects.
- Start art and entertainment department.
- Restart anti AIDS clubs in all LCR parishes.
- Start children project ( Sunday school- Lutheran kid’s corner).
- Start fund raising for projects.
- Apply for a grants
May 3, 2009
1st May, 2009 Jerusalem, Nairobi– The peace Summit participants from around Nairobi met to establish strategies of continued work on peace. Meeting under the leadership of the Peace Summit peer-review chairperson Shem Kalafa, they emphasized on the need to step-up campaigns for peace around Nairobi.
The meeting of the twenty youth from various organizations comes barely two weeks after the conclusion of the Kenya Youth peace summit held in Nairobi’s Lenana school, which brought together more than 200 youth from 7 countries to deliberate and reflect on issues of peace in Eawst Africa and the entire region.
‘The Summit brought us together at a time we didnt know each other, taught us great things now (we) are a family”- narrated Mugo, one of the convenors of the meeting from KELC. He added that the ignited energy for peace should not be let to cool, and urged member to develop joint activities. The meeting resolved to embark on rigorious peace campaigns especially within the Nairobi slums (affected most during the 2007 post-election violence).
‘lets stand in solidarity with our friend Edwin, visit him show him love’- Lamented Mugo on the unfortunate incident which left one participant injured after the peace summit procession.
Prior to this meeting, the peace summit Media team members under the stewardship of Victor Agandi from Diaconia Comapassionate Ministry met in Nairobi and developed constution meant to govern the establishment of ‘The peace Journal’, a publication born at the Nairobi summit. The media members have vowed to continue producing the peace journal as a monthly publication to beef-up information sharing among Kenyans.
In related development, the peer review is working round the cloak to release the proposal fill-up forms for phase two of the peace summit initiative which will give small grants to various groups for income generation activities.
April 24, 2009
The organizers of the Kenya Youth Peace Summit Evangelical Lutheran Church in America, Kenya Evangelical Lutheran Church, Organization of Africa Churches, FECCLAHA, Nation Media Group (Daily Nation Newspaper), participating groups, and ALL the Participants.