peacebuilding

 

 

 

 

CREATIVITY FOR PEACE-BUILDING

 

 

 

Most African countries experience ethnic or political conflicts. Ppeacebuilding amongst young people lays a foundation for a peaceful future. MASK's 'Creativity for Peace-building' builds young people's skills for social innovation and leadership.

 

 

Students develop:

 

  • empathy, the basis for education for peace. Through the art activities students explore their own emotions and understand the emotions of others
  • understanding and acceptance of multiculturalism to help them to mitigate the difficulties of inter-ethnical understanding
  • understanding of themselves as people who matter and are listened to .

 

 

 

The MASK Creativity for Peacebuilding programme helps young people to:

  • Act as agents of peace in their communities
  • Feel empowered, and thus empower others
  • Learn and teach others empathy, the basis for education for peace.

 

 

MASK's 'Creativity for Peace-building' workshops are either organised in a series/block of sessions to focus intensely on the topic of peacebuilding, or they are incorporated in our general Creativity Cubs programme.

 

MASK works in collaboration with local and national government and NGOs such as the Center for Conflict Resolution – Kenya (CCRK).

 

Working in 20 schools across different ethnic groups in Naivasha and Laikipia, MASK's 'Creativity for Peace-building' acts as a link between those communities.

 

 

What students say about the MASK's 'Creativity for Peace-building'

 

“Through peaceful pictures we promote peace. We exchange ideas and resolve the disagreements peacefully.”

PATRICK MWAURA, 15

 

“The workshops make me so happy. They enable us to maintain peace. I learnt to communicate ideas visually.”

NAFTARY MAINA, 15

 

“The workshops help me to express ideas, to promote peace between different tribes who are in conflict.”

BENSON KINYANTUI, 13.

 

“Being creative can help me to educate communities and lead for them for peace.”

PETER KIMANI, 17

 

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