The exchange could not be complete without the youths sharing their experience and take homes of the exchange. Omar (Kenya): “Siku ya kwanza ya ratiba Ilianza na kachula cha usiku eneo la forodhani chakula kilikua sawa na utambulisho pia ulikua mzuri; wageni tuli wakaribisha vizuri na kujuana pia. Ratiba kamili ilianza siku ya pili na kwa… Continue reading The FoRB Youth Exchange: The Lessons, Experiences and Take-Homes
From an extreme humidity of 66% to 30% humidity in Nairobi. It was 8pm and extremely cold when the youth got to Nairobi but they woke up to a beautiful morning at the Capital city and the youth’s first stop was Muthangari Police station. Here they would understand community policing and how the police work… Continue reading Nairobi County: The FoRB Youth Exchange
By Anthony Blaize [Photo Courtsey of EPA] It was on July 2019 that the UN Food and Agricultural Organization (FAO) raised an alarm on possible desert locust’s invasion in the Horn of Africa region. Definitely the warnings were never taken seriously with the north eastern part of Kenya being invaded early this year. There were… Continue reading ADVERSE CLIMATE CHANGE to blame for the LOCUST INVASION.
It was day 2 of the Freedom of Belief or Religion youth exchange program; the FoRB exchange project is an initiative to connect with people, exchange experiences and learn from best practices in countering radicalization, violent extremism and hate speech at a local level. The youth were heading to the County of Kwale which is… Continue reading FoRB in Kwale County; Community Policing and Interfaith Dialogues.
It’s a Monday, the weather at the Coast has not decided on its appropriate mood. There is an air of excitement among the youths; the Mombasa youths are already up and about preparing the hall for the first meeting, the Indonesia team is excited to be meeting the rest of the team, and soon the… Continue reading Freedom of Religion or Belief Youth Exchange; Mombasa County
The Freedom of Religion or Belief Exchange (FoRB) brought together youths from Netherlands, Indonesia and from the host Country Kenya. FoRB is an initiative under the Inter-Religious Council of Kenya (IRCK), Kenya Community Support Centre (KECOSCE) in partnership with Mensen met een Missie. IRCK works with religious leaders, local, youth and women networks to deepen… Continue reading Freedom of Religion or Belief Youth Exchange; the Inception
“I did not talk to my mother for months,” claims Grace. She took the money given to her by her mother to cut her daughter and kept it. Grace is very passionate about FGM, which is a huge issue facing the community especially the Samburu. “Your child will not get a husband’, ‘your child will… Continue reading Isiolo County Part 2: Fighting FGM and Early Marriages through Interfaith Networks