The Power of Young People as Changemakers

By Mercia Takavarasha, Senior Programmes Officer and Pioneer Facilitator at Generations For Peace “The power of youth is the common wealth for the entire world. The faces of young people are the faces of our past, our present and our future. No segment in the society can match with the power, idealism, enthusiasm, and courage of the young people.” – Kailash Satyarthi The headmaster at … Continue reading The Power of Young People as Changemakers

How Students Build Peace in Politically-Charged Climates

By Chris Todd, Communications Officer “As a student, I see to it that I have the great responsibility of changing the status quo.” – Jabir Adam Galadima Growing up in a Ghanaian Zongo community – largely comprised of lower- and middle-class Muslim families whose heritage originates in neighbouring countries such as Nigeria, Côte d’Ivoire, and Mali – Jabir knows what it is like to be … Continue reading How Students Build Peace in Politically-Charged Climates

Connecting with People in the Field – Does It Matter?

By Wala Al-Smadi, Lead Pioneer and Programmes Officer at Generations For Peace Throughout my volunteering and my working experience, the field has always been the cornerstone of everything I do. Engaging directly with and working alongside people in the field is something I really enjoy: it has empowered me with life-changing experiences, left a great impact on my character and personality, and supported me in … Continue reading Connecting with People in the Field – Does It Matter?

Rebuilding Trust in Nigeria

By Generations For Peace, Nigeria It was the murder of her uncle that led her to violence. For him, the killing of his brother. Nigeria’s Sharia Crisis in 2000, which we discussed in-depth in our last post, and the later Miss World riots of 2002, both deepened the divide between Nigerian Christians and Muslims, particularly those residing in the greater Kaduna area, where the two … Continue reading Rebuilding Trust in Nigeria

Young Women are Shaping the Future of Peace Building

By Chris Todd, English Copywriter at Generations For Peace “On one hand, I am intelligent and an achiever, but on the other hand, I was disgusting and shameful.” Her lips curling into an uneasy smile that poses a striking antithesis to her resolved demeanour, Salma Bastimi confesses that her strong-willed personality has made growing up as a young girl in West Africa challenging. “The confusion … Continue reading Young Women are Shaping the Future of Peace Building