Dear Friends, in less than two weeks (September 15th. 2013) the LARASA Congress will commence in Durban South Africa and we have been confirmed to present Janam Peace Building Foundation-Pathways To Peace Pilot project work at the Congress. Please log onto Larasa 2013 International Congress website http://www.larasa.org to view the final program of events. Many thanks to all our friends, donors and associates who have helped to ensure our attendance to this important Outdoor Leisure and Recreation Event. Asanteni Sana! Shikuku
Janam Peace Building Foundation in collaboration with Wildlife Clubs of Kenya will launch the “Pathways To Peace” pilot report by our external Monitoring and Evaluation partners, Behaviour Change Consult at Nairobi National Museum, on November 29th 2012, starting from 6 pm. The aim of the launch is to share and engage with Kenya government and non-government agencies on the power of wilderness experience in fostering peace and reconciliation amongst the youth as shown in the results of this pilot study. This we trust will allow opportunity for further institutional collaboration and resource mobilization to support use of wilderness based peace building model as a basis for peaceful coexistence amongst the youth in the future. We thank all our friends who have supported us thus far. Asanteni Sana! Shikuku
We wish to congratulate JPB graduates Hosea, Marion and Eliza on the occasion of the launch of their newly found Conservation and Peace Building organisation. We also want to thank the office of Senior Warden Lake Nakuru National Park for supporting this group and especially offering the venue for the launch at the Lake Nakuru National Park Education Centre as well as for giving talks to the members who gathered. Big thanks to WCK Lake Nakuru Education Office for the support in coordinating the event as well as speaking at the weekend event. Other invited guest speakers were from Janam Peace Building Foundation and Nairobi Arboretum all who gave talks of Peace and Conservation. The twenty two members who attended the all day event were either current or former WCK members from neighbouring high schools as well as youth leaders from Nakuru based churches. I had the privilege to conduct a peace building training the entire afternoon after the launch in the morning. Well done JPB Nakuru alumni and Keep the Peace Candle Burning! Shikuku
We would like to give a thumps up to the new JPB alumni Nakuru group under registration. Thanks to Pathways To Peace graduates; Hoseah, Marion and Eliza who have taken the lead role to bring not only our former graduates but also other youth leaders in this region under their new umbrella group. Many thanks also to the management of Lake Nakuru National Park and WCK Lake Nakuru Education Centre for the support they continue to offer this group at its infancy stage. Please keep us posted on both your Peace Building and Conservation activities. We at Janam Peace Building Foundation are proud of you. May Peace Reign, Always! Shikuku
Today we join all the other Peace loving Kenyans and Friends of Kenya a cross the globe in celebrating the life of Mama Mary Onyango who was until her passing on today the Deputy Chair of the Kenya National Cohesion and Integration Commission (NCIC). I had a very good conversation during the recent NCIC Race and Ethnic Conference in Nairobi with Mary. Our hearts go out to the immediate family members and all her colleagues at the NCIC. Rest In Peace mama Mary, we will all miss your fighting spirit.
I just returned back to Naro-Moru this evening from attending the 2-day National Cohesion and Integration Commission (NCIC) Conference (The Peoples Conference) whose aim was to discuss the New "Kenya Ethnic and Race Relations Policy". During the closing ceremony yesterday evening presided by our Vice President HE Kalonzo Musyoka all the delegates signed the "Kenya Kwanza Campaign Charter" I urge all our PEACE loving friends who are Kenyans to look for this document and sign it in the coming days, weeks as an expression of support towards change in attitude and action towards a cohesive, inclusive and peaceful Kenya. Please log on to NCIC website http://www.cohesion.or.ke for more information on this or get in touch with me as I have a few hard copies.
Love, Peace and Blessings to all!
We want to thank all the schools that released WCK student leaders and patrons who are graduates of our Pathways To Peace Pilot Study Project to participate in the final evaluation conducted by Behaviour Change Consult last weekend at the WCK Lake Nakuru National Park Education Centre. We also want to thank Commissioner Lawrence Bomett from National Commission and Integration Commission (NCIC) for finding time to come and grace the occasion as our chief guest. It was a fun re-union for all who attended and we missed those who could not make it. As we have done in the past, we shall post the final evaluation report on our website http://www.janampeacebuilding.org <http://www.janampeacebuilding.org> once it is completed in the next few weeks. Finally we want to thank our donors who gave specifically towards the hosting of this important event. “May Peace Reign” even as we prepare for our historic upcoming elections later this year under the new constitution!
Dear Friends, on Saturday the 28th January 2012, all roads from across Kenya where we have had schools participating in our 2 year Pathways To Peace Pilot study will lead to Wildlife Clubs of Kenya (WCK) Lake Nakuru National Park Education Center for the final evaluation by our independent evaluation partners Behaviour Change Consult. For those who finished high school last year and have not gotten invitation to the event, please get in touch with Mrs. Linah Wodera – WCK Program Officer on telephone number 0724656667 or 0720992584 for detalils. We look forward to this great alumni re-union and wish our graduates safe journey to Nakuru. Love and Peace Always! Shikuku
We wish all our graduates, friends, associates and supporters across the globe a Merry Christmas. May Peace and Love abound within and without your boarders this festive season and into the New Year 2012. Happy Holidays! Shikuku
We finished our end of year 2011 Loita Wilderness Expedition successfully (first weekend of December) after an adventure that was blessed with abundant rainfall making for challenging drive into and outside our road heads but a gift in providing plenty of water to drink and cook through out the expedition. Besides the student leaders selected from high schools across the country, we also had two WCK patrons/education officers. Behaviour Change Consult folks came at the end of the expedition in Narok to conduct the Post Intervention Survey which will form part of our end of 2 year pilot study evaluation report. Mrs. Linah Wodera, WCK Program Officer presided over the end of course graduation. Mei Ratz traveled from the US to document this final expedition in photo and video so be on the look out for more postings here and on our website. We thank all whom through their financial support made this expedition possible. Asanteni Sana! Shikuku