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Bujumbura, Burundi


Registered: June 2008
City/Town/Province: BUJUMBURA
Posts: 1
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How my project will create positive change in my environment?

Title: Young kids volunteers for peace and poverty eradication.

My project is about gathering youth and children in the streets of Bujumbura and its neighboring quarters to volunteer for peace, environment preservation and creation of youth led development projects with preparing them for being changemakers in my community.
After 15 years in ethnic and socio-political conflicts, Burundian kids were the ones to be exposed and used in combating line fronts, after many initiatives of peace negotiations ,they were excluded at all and they are surviving in the towns and most of times causing some bad deeds in the main towns,so to survive .Now,as our environment,I want to do that by using all tools to help sustain and empower our society in education on environment and peace sustainability.
When I am planning my project ,I found many resources in need that not available and decided firstly to use a volunteering scheme and methodology for cultural revival and peace building.
That will be followed by training youths in patriotism,ICT skills in order to create small IT related jobs, peace building and Burundian culture revival where to pass our voices from young kids for peace sustainability and development. I plan to begin by drummers team which is the most beloved game among our population and it will extend activities in preparing different competitions from different quarters of towns with attention of creation dialogue and understanding between Tutsi quarters to Hutu ones.
For second level,I plan that we could train and educate ex-combatants in reintegration in life so to become future peace builders in the society ,that by doing some seminars and conferences as well as creation committees against wars. That will help to talk about different problems of the society and analyze together what as active youth could be done by us ,not forgetting creations youth networks for peace in each quarters which will volunteer for the society welfare.
This network will just try to create a meaning for their life, peace and reconciliation between the brothers and daughters . It will be also our task to solve problems on poverty and hunger, in doing activities on agriculture using our own vision of ikibiri, consisting on helping one person in his daily activities of cultivating and safety, and working together two days per week in cultivation for our network,that also helping in peace and reconciliation process.The peace building activities will be oriented in making impact on reconciliation and dialogue between people while doing visits in non expected and dangerous areas and families, to create dialogue between former friends and reconciliation as well. That will build a new impact in the hearts of families and begun then to help each other not forgetting that we should include a system that in some refugees Tutsis camps to to take their nights in Hutu families and Hutu families in the Tutsi families while coming with also with some gifts from our network.
Our network will help also in building some destroyed houses in different regions in peace rhythmic and will try to look for resources everywhere to put sustain our activities with a big focus on gender balance. While identifying all places where environment rights are violated and then act volunteering using our team.
We will deal also with the problem nowadays arising on territorial conflicts which could be a source of another war,the refugees from outside the country find their territories occupied by others and lie also on ethnic problems,it is the one which we will study well before doing any activity on it,we should study it together with scholars so to know more on problematic and ways to act on it. We will look for connections and knowledge while doing friendship and partnership with other youth organizations around the World in order to exchange information and experiences as well as looking for mentorship to achieve in our activities.
Our project will be undertaken with few resources but more energy as it will be youth led project in peace animation and culture revival way in creating a meaning for poor people, peace sustainability in a healthy society.
It will the one which will prepare the best generation of kids that strive to make an environmental change in our society.

Essay submitter:
Name : GATETE Jean-Yves
Country : BURUNDI
Nationality :BURUNDIAN
Date: June 29, 2008 Views: 4243 File size: 39.9kb : 250 x 188
Hours Volunteered: 100
Volunteers: 12
Authors Age & Age Range of Volunteers: 21
Area Restored for Native Wildlife (hectares): 100
Trash Removed/Recycled from Environment (kg): 2000
Native Trees Planted: 900
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Registered: August 2008
City/Town/Province: Austin
Posts: 2
August 5, 2008 7:37pm

This is an amazing project!