Whew…after a l-o-n-g two year hiatus due to COVID-19 restrictions and lockdowns, we are so ready to resume our Great Lakes of Africa Peace Camp!! It will be held in Kigali (Rwanda) Aug 8-13. We can’t wait!
Welcome Aboard! Pictured: Kerika Olelemoyan, our 2022 Peace Camp director, and Jessie Irebe Kynthia, our 2022 Peace Camp translator.
Both Kerika and Jessie are Peace Camp alumni. We’re very pleased to have them serve on the 2022 Peace Camp leadership team.
Kerika is a peace activist and youth leader in Tanzania who likes to bring communities together through development and environmental conservation activities. He is currently organizing a project “Determined Society” to help girls access training as well as offers an initiative “Save their dreams and give them smiles” that engages his peers in supporting the education of children from vulnerable environments.
Jessie is a young artist from Rwanda and was awarded “Outstanding Participant” at our 10th anniversary camp (2019). She’s a talented young woman fluent in several languages and has an interest in anything art – as a dancer, singer, poet – to build peace.
Wanna go to Peace Camp? Limited scholarships are available for youth (between the ages of 16-25) who live in the Great Lakes Region of Africa.
Application deadline is July 1, 2022.
For more info, email us at: firstname.lastname@example.org
What is Peace Camp all about?
Peace Camp is an opportunity for youth in the Great Lakes Region – Rwanda, DR Congo, Burundi, Uganda and Tanzania – to meet, learn and have some fun. Youth receive hands-on skills training in: conflict transformation through peer mediation; art therapy and a biblical approach to trauma counseling; social entrepreneurship; and the use of sports, arts, and games in peacebuilding. It’s an opportunity to make new friends. Experience new things. Relax. Discover more about yourself and talents. To join a movement of youth who are building peace, love and understanding across borders. Learn more
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