Dear Friends! This week on Friday the 25th November 2011, we will meet in Narok with our 2011 Pathways To Peace graduates who have been selected from across the country to participate in this years Loita Hills Wilderness Expedition. This is the last course of our 2 -year pilot study program. I wish to thank all of you for your continued support and especially those friends who through their kind contributions have enabled us to run this important course for our efforts to foster peace amongst the youth of Kenya through wilderness experience. I urge you to log on to our website http://www.janampeacebuilding.org <http://www.janampeacebuilding.org> for updates and opportunity to give towards “the End of Term Independent Evaluation Report”. Again Thank you so much – Asanteni Sana!
Dear Friends, this years Pathways To Peace National Wilderness Expedition for the selected 2011 graduates will take place in Loita Hills of Narok County starting from November 25th and ending December 5th 2011. We wish to invite you to our website http://www.janampeacebuilding.org for other updates on our programs and especially for opportunity to give towards this important and final course of our 2 year pilot study program. Your donation will also go towards the End of Term Independent Evaluation Report work of our two year pilot study. We thank you for your continued support and urge you to stay engaged in this final lap of our peace building effort through wilderness experience for the youth of Kenya. Thank you so much, Asante Sana! Shikuku
Tomorrow the 18th October 2011, all fourth year candidates in high schools across Kenya will start sitting for University Entry – Kenya Certificate of Secondary Examination (KCSE) for a period of one month. We want to wish all those schools across the country who have been involved in our Pathways To Peace (PTP) programs since last year and especially PTP graduates who are sitting for the exams success. May PEACE prevail in your schools during this important exam period.
Last week we were honoured in Kenya to host Mrs. Caroline Sink, the Secretary of the board of Friends of Janam Peace Building Foundation USA who was in the country. I would like to thank our local JPB board members, colleagues, friends and associates who took time to visit with Caroline especially the staff of Carolina For Kibera, Wildlife Clubs of Kenya and the students and staff of Kiine Girls and Kirimara Boys High Schools for meeting and sharing with us the impact of Pathways To Peace program in their institutions and opportunities available for future partnership in furthering peace building through wilderness experience. We wish you all Peace and Blessings and Asanteni sana!
Today, we stand with our dear friends from the US and around the world as they remember the unfortunate incidents of September 11th, 10 years ago. It is our humble prayer that PEACE will always triumph over violence.
We wish all our muslim graduates (WCK student leaders and patrons) and other muslim friends and associates in Kenya and across the globe a Blessed and Peaceful Eid Ul Fitr!
We safely finished the Mombasa Pathways To Peace course on Monday this week which had student leaders from high schools in North Eastern, Eastern and Coast provinces of our Republic. As always we had our independent evaluation firm Behaviour Change Consult come and spend the entire weekend with us. For our friends who are former NOLS East Africa graduates, you will be delighted to know that Omar Haji Mbaruk (Bob) was in attendance as well. As usual his youthful energy especially during snorkling session and signature laugh was captivating to our students but also well balanced by his serious elderly evening talks. Special thanks go to our major donor who singly funded both the Nairobi and Mombasa Student Leaders courses. Our next course will be a National Wilderness Expedition in Nguruman/Loita Hills of Narok county. This will bring a total of 16 Pathways To Peace graduates who participated in this years just concluded Orientation Courses held in Ndere Island, Lake Nakuru, Nairobi and Mombasa. We wish all graduates all the best in implementing their Action Plans.
Dear Friends, we had a very successful course this past weekend at the Institute of Primate Research (IPR) Karen Campsite in Nairobi. We had opportunity to visit Karen Blixen Museum (Out of Africa movie legend) and learnt so much about the history of Kenya before and after independence through the late Karen’s perspective. We want to thank Dr. Beatrice Khayota who is the Vice Chair of the board of Janam Peace Building Foundation for introducing us to the management of IPR and especially facilitating permission for us to camp at their exclusive and pristine campsite. We couldn’t have asked for a better wilderness classroom so close to Nairobi. We will post photos from this course on our Facebook site in the next day or so. Please check out our website http://www.janampeacebuilding .org for this and other updates. Now we are off to Mombasa to start preparations for the arrival of student leaders for our second July course which starts on Friday this week. Thank you for your continued interest and support of our peace building program.
Sorry Friends, the first July course will take place this Friday July 8th not June 8th and the second one on Friday the 15th July not June 15th as indicated in the earlier post. My apologies for the misprint.
Dear Friends, we are gearing up for the two upcoming July 2011 Student Leaders courses. The first one will start this Friday June 08th at the International Primate Research (IPR) Centre Campsite in Karen/Ngong Forest just outside Nairobi and will have participants from high schools in Nairobi, Central and Mt. Kenya regions. The second course will take place one week later starting Friday the 15th June and will be based at the Wildlife Clubs of Kenya Mombasa Education Centre next to Mombasa Marine Park. This second course will draw student leaders from North Eastern, Eastern and Coast regions. As always, our independent Monitoring and Evaluation team (Behaviour Change Consult) will join us at the beginning of each course to conduct baseline survey. Otherwise we thank you for your continued interest and support of our programs and wish all our friends from the US a very Happy 4th of July!
Peace Be With You!