Programme equips pupils with peace building skills

Sunday March 27 2016

Lanet Primary School pupils write notes during an English class. Pupils in Isiolo have been taught peace building skills. PHOTO | SULEIMAN MBATIAH | NATION MEDIA GROUP

Lanet Primary School pupils write notes during an English class. Pupils in Isiolo have been taught peace building skills. PHOTO | SULEIMAN MBATIAH | NATION MEDIA GROUP 

By VIVIAN JEBET
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More than 200 school pupils in Isiolo have been trained to form peace clubs in their respective institutions to build cohesion.

The initiative by a catholic organization, Caritus, is a mentorship programme targeting primary schools.

The peace clubs are also aimed at fostering peace especially in the conflict prone areas as a result of cattle rustling.

Isiolo Gender Watch Chairperson Grace Lolim said those trained will be agents of peace in their schools and communities.

Pupils received certificates after being taught how to enhance cohesion and solve conflicts while in school.

The ones who underwent the mentorship programme were from Eriemet, Chumvi Yare, Adriano Menza, Leparua, Lenguruma, Hekima and Daaba primary schools.

“Some of the schools in the region were last year hit by inter community conflict forcing many pupils to flee their schools. This is why we have resorted to educate them on the importance of peace,” she said.