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AYINET empowers youth

 

 Youth leaders attend peace building trainings organized by AYINET in Gulu and Lira. AYINETs training empowers the youth with Knowledge and skills to lead to positive, constructive action in their communities, with a view to encouraging innovative action, particularly by strengthening their competences and skills in peace building and conflict mitigation.

 

 “Even though youth are the majority of our population, and it’s true that we are the least productive, make up the highest number of criminals and are consistently blamed for causing disorganization in our communities.  Fellow youth, we can still change and become better and productive people in our society”.  Ojok Denise Mukasa Palaro sub-county, Gulu

 

The youth should be engaged constructively, socially, politically and spiritually in order to be productive people. Fellow youth, even without education we can still be productive people. We are very capable of creating change within our communities. Ronald coordinator Awach  straight talk club,Gulu

 

 

Youth attend Commemoration events

 

Youth from different post conflict communities in Gulu and Lira take part in  Commemoration events at Barlonyo, in Lira district and Atiak, in Gulu  which are both LRA massacre sites. The youth participation in this event aimed to provide the young people with diversified learning opportunities to ensure their exposure to, and integration in, the social, tribal, economic and political lives of other young people from different tribes who also experienced conflict.

 

 

“Problem sharing and  learning from others paves way for faster physical and  mental healing.”  Susan ayaa ongako subcounty

 

 Ojok mukasa palaro Gulu  used a proverb that says  a” bachelor can never console a woman who has lost a child” it’s easy for me to learn from my colleagues who also passed through the same  and also adopt possible solutions to some of the common challenges we both are facing as victims of the LRA war.

 

 

AYINET peace groups

 

Ojok denise mukasa of palaro subcounty poses with his goats that where given to him from the Community Demand Driven  program

AYINET has established dozens of youth groups in both Lira and Gulu. The newly established youth groups have contributed successfully to creating peace builders who are both well equipped, and look forward to bridging the gaps caused by the post war experience.  These established structures are deeply involved in  conflict mitigation and also other different activities that aim at peace building and community development. There activities include peace building education and sensitizations through Music, Dance and Drama, Agriculture for peace, VSLA for peace, Art for peace, conflict mitigation and many others.

These activities act as a mechanism for mobilization or a platform that brings them together for sharing peace related ideas

 

 

Omach Justice, secretary of the Paluo-Oribe youth group in Bobi Sub-county (Gulu) as he says: “These activities influence our attitude. We strive toward living in a peaceful community and keep encouraging other youths to participate in projects that have the potential to improve their productivity and their social and economic wellbeing, while also reducing the overall level of poverty.”

 

These group works clearly shows youth as  peace change agents  who  report and resolve  conflict  within the communities,  they are  demonstrating  the roles of young people in peace building and are restoring networks of interpersonal relationships  using both cultural , religious and other peaceful appropriate means of solving problems that also shows the youth adoption of the traditional justice systems such as Kiir, cayo cuk.

Rwot of  patiko benjamin

 

 

The Peace building symposium

 

AYINET organized a Youth Peace Building Symposium in Gulu and Lira where 65 youth leaders from the post-conflict communities in Gulu and Lira. The symposium gave them a platform to share experiences and engage in discussion concerning new perspectives on peace and conflict.

 

 

The symposium aimed at empowering our youth to understand the concepts of peace building, gaining a more in-depth understanding of their own cultural heritage and also embracing their national identity. Youth learned the concept of mediation, and how to effectively solve local issues in the role of a mediator. Using a relevant scenario, youth acted out mediations in an effort to solve a problem, whereby all members benefit in some manner. Youth participated in numerous outdoor teambuilding games and exercises that enhanced the abilities to cooperate and work together to effectively solve problems.

 

 

The invited cultural and religious leaders in both symposiums encouraged the youth leaders to actively involve themselves in efforts of reconciliation and asked them to serve as bridge builders for peace. They emphasized the roles that youth can play in peace building, especially through our traditional approaches such as mediation and negotiation, traditionally referred to as kayo-cuk, mato-oput.

 

Advocacy Officer takes part in Balloon games with the youth.

 

Leading by example. the Project officer SAFE participating in a game during symposium

Otim Moses the Communication Officer Lira explains the meaning of the activity to the youth during the symposium

 

Stephen Okello the Communication officer conducting a session during camp fire in Lira symposium with elders and youth attentively listening

 

 

Youth jubilating after becoming victors in a game

 

 

Youth participating in rope pulling during symposium

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AYINET empowers youth

 

 Youth leaders attend peace building trainings organized by AYINET in Gulu and Lira. AYINETs training empowers the youth with Knowledge and skills to lead to positive, constructive action in their communities, with a view to encouraging innovative action, particularly by strengthening their competences and skills in peace building and conflict mitigation.

 

 “Even though youth are the majority of our population, and it’s true that we are the least productive, make up the highest number of criminals and are consistently blamed for causing disorganization in our communities.  Fellow youth, we can still change and become better and productive people in our society”.  Ojok Denise Mukasa Palaro sub-county, Gulu

 

The youth should be engaged constructively, socially, politically and spiritually in order to be productive people. Fellow youth, even without education we can still be productive people. We are very capable of creating change within our communities. Ronald coordinator Awach  straight talk club,Gulu

 

 

Youth attend Commemoration events

 

Youth from different post conflict communities in Gulu and Lira take part in  Commemoration events at Barlonyo, in Lira district and Atiak, in Gulu  which are both LRA massacre sites. The youth participation in this event aimed to provide the young people with diversified learning opportunities to ensure their exposure to, and integration in, the social, tribal, economic and political lives of other young people from different tribes who also experienced conflict.

 

 

“Problem sharing and  learning from others paves way for faster physical and  mental healing.”  Susan ayaa ongako subcounty

 

 Ojok mukasa palaro Gulu  used a proverb that says  a” bachelor can never console a woman who has lost a child” it’s easy for me to learn from my colleagues who also passed through the same  and also adopt possible solutions to some of the common challenges we both are facing as victims of the LRA war.

 

 

AYINET peace groups

 

Ojok denise mukasa of palaro subcounty poses with his goats that where given to him from the Community Demand Driven  program

AYINET has established dozens of youth groups in both Lira and Gulu. The newly established youth groups have contributed successfully to creating peace builders who are both well equipped, and look forward to bridging the gaps caused by the post war experience.  These established structures are deeply involved in  conflict mitigation and also other different activities that aim at peace building and community development. There activities include peace building education and sensitizations through Music, Dance and Drama, Agriculture for peace, VSLA for peace, Art for peace, conflict mitigation and many others.

These activities act as a mechanism for mobilization or a platform that brings them together for sharing peace related ideas

 

 

Omach Justice, secretary of the Paluo-Oribe youth group in Bobi Sub-county (Gulu) as he says: “These activities influence our attitude. We strive toward living in a peaceful community and keep encouraging other youths to participate in projects that have the potential to improve their productivity and their social and economic wellbeing, while also reducing the overall level of poverty.”

 

These group works clearly shows youth as  peace change agents  who  report and resolve  conflict  within the communities,  they are  demonstrating  the roles of young people in peace building and are restoring networks of interpersonal relationships  using both cultural , religious and other peaceful appropriate means of solving problems that also shows the youth adoption of the traditional justice systems such as Kiir, cayo cuk.

Rwot of  patiko benjamin

 

 

The Peace building symposium

 

AYINET organized a Youth Peace Building Symposium in Gulu and Lira where 65 youth leaders from the post-conflict communities in Gulu and Lira. The symposium gave them a platform to share experiences and engage in discussion concerning new perspectives on peace and conflict.

 

 

The symposium aimed at empowering our youth to understand the concepts of peace building, gaining a more in-depth understanding of their own cultural heritage and also embracing their national identity. Youth learned the concept of mediation, and how to effectively solve local issues in the role of a mediator. Using a relevant scenario, youth acted out mediations in an effort to solve a problem, whereby all members benefit in some manner. Youth participated in numerous outdoor teambuilding games and exercises that enhanced the abilities to cooperate and work together to effectively solve problems.

 

 

The invited cultural and religious leaders in both symposiums encouraged the youth leaders to actively involve themselves in efforts of reconciliation and asked them to serve as bridge builders for peace. They emphasized the roles that youth can play in peace building, especially through our traditional approaches such as mediation and negotiation, traditionally referred to as kayo-cuk, mato-oput.

 

Advocacy Officer takes part in Balloon games with the youth.

 

Leading by example. the Project officer SAFE participating in a game during symposium

Otim Moses the Communication Officer Lira explains the meaning of the activity to the youth during the symposium

 

Stephen Okello the Communication officer conducting a session during camp fire in Lira symposium with elders and youth attentively listening

 

 

Youth jubilating after becoming victors in a game

 

 

Youth participating in rope pulling during symposium

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P. O. Box 981, Lira-Uganda

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Junior Quarters

P. O. Box 981, Lira-Uganda

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