This was a Sunday, I met one of the KYF workers, Phanice Wairimu, she was in charge of taking me for a visit to Kenya Wildlife Service, a kind of a zoo to see the animals. It was very nice of them to promote this opportunity of knowing this place but moreover to meet some people (Phanice brothers and other friends) and get to know more about the life in Nairobi and feel the atmosphere... Read More About 17 th April - Day 2 »
I arrived at Jomo Kenyatta airport in Nairobi, Kenya, in the early morning of the 16 th April after 26 hours of traveling (Porto – Madrid – Cairo – Kartun – Nairobi). I was tired but so excited that I couldn´t sleep when I finally found my bed in the Youth Hostel Association of Nairobi that was my home during this week. I shared a very small room with a girl from Uganda with whom I... Read More About 16th April - Day 1 »
From the narrow corridors of Tarrytown, which hosted ‘the Safe Conflict Summit’ to the streets of New York, everyone holds the view that Peace building spaces should be expanded beyond the traditional peace builders. The argument is that we need more seats at the Peace Building Dinner Table and preferably more chefs too. From a practical point of view, we need new thoughts, new ideas,... Read More About EXPANDING THE FIELD OF PEACE BUILDING: The Role of Unlike Minds (Word on the Streets of New York) »
Youth: the partners of today The generally accepted view in Sierra Leone is that the lives of most youth here is still miserable and bleak, despite the numerous efforts on the part of government and other development partners to reintegrate the majority of youths affected by war. It goes without saying that any community that lacks a viable and productive young population... Read More About Sierra Leone: Youth, the partners of today (Day 6) »
Day 5 in Sierra Leone was a day of reflection and research. More of a “mid-term evaluation” of the days that had passed, what I had experienced so far and what I am going to do once this first step of my experience is over. The first thing I realized was that for the last few days I’ve been experiencing a completely different than my. I have been taken out of the “comfort” of my... Read More About Sierra Leone: Reflections (Day 5) »
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