This project seeks equip youth leaders in training youth in peace principles. Shalom has developed a training manual to assist these leaders in this task. The aim is to reach 250 youth leaders in 50 local churches through this training.
Shalom is a non-government organization with a focus on the Great Lakes region with the expectation of expanding to the entire African continent. Shalom is currently active in Rwanda and Burundi.
Shalom seeks to partner with development organizations that are active in these countries, equipping their staff with the ability to train others in peace principles.
Organizations interested in being trained in peace principles must please contact Shalom for further information. Shalom was founded by Jean de Dieu Basabose and Cori Wielenga, former students of the Conflict Resolution and Peace Studies department of the University of KwaZulu Natal, South Africa. Both completed postgraduate studies which focused on sustainable peace in the Great Lakes region.
Shalom’s vision is to empower African communities to: oprevent violent conflict onon-violently resolve conflict obuild a culture of nonviolence omove towards reconciliation
This vision is implemented through our three principal activities: peace education, research and non-violent action.
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PEACE EDUCATION THROUGH RADIO
Currently members of Shalom speak on a weekly community radio program in Rwanda, called Umcyo, where peace principles are discussed and debated and people can call in with their questions and comments.
In Rwanda: Jean de Dieu Basabose
P.O. Box 6210, Kigali, Rwanda Tel.: +250 0840 3868 e-mail : firstname.lastname@example.org
In South Africa: Cori Wielenga Tel.: +27 82 400 2505 e-mail: email@example.com
In Burundi:Jean Hareremina Tel: +257 7999 9257 e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
Shalom welcomes anyone wanting to follow an internship, wanting a learning encounter or wanting to volunteer for whatever length of time. There are multiple opportunities for a variety of volunteer activities.
PARTNER WITH SHALOM
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SHALOM’S PROJECTS IN 2008, CONTINUED . . BE PEACE PROJECT
In partnership with the Peace Academy of Costa Rica Shalom hopes to implement this project which educates communities in nonviolent communication and emotional awareness.
PEACE EDUCATION THROUGH LITERACY
In this project, Shalom will assist in the development of adult literacy material, communicating peace principles through adult literacy. Further, Shalom will train adult literacy project staff in peace principles for them to carry these over in adult literacy classes.
PEACE EDUCATION THROUGH THEATER AND SONG
Shalom seeks to educate communities through the use of song and theater, which is an accessible and cost-effective form of entertainment for struggling communities.