Name of organization:
Camp for Peace Liberia
Description of organization:
Camp for Peace Liberia was established in 2005 with a goal to contribute to the development, empowerment and self-sustainability of young people in Liberia. Its mission focuses on the promotion of the culture of nonviolence, reconciliation, promotion of education, and creating awareness of accountable governance and social transformation. The organization creates opportunities for young people to embrace community development as a collective approach in enhancing their socio-economic condition, thus making them contributors to national development.
Liberia remains heavily divided across ethnic, religious, cultural, political and economic differences following the end of the civil war. Elections in the country have been called into question in the past, sometimes triggering unwanted violence. Young people are often considered to be perpetrators due to their vulnerability. They are seen to be easily targeted, separated, recruited or trained to engage in carrying out election-related violence. Camp for Peace Liberia aims to instead engage youth in constructive and sustained initiatives and dialogue that minimize violent conflict, both during and after the 2017 electoral period, and highlight the positive role youth play in maintaining peace.
Proposed project and expected results:
“Achieving Behavioral Change towards Peaceful Elections in Liberia” encourages the participation of young people in peacebuilding through preventing and managing election related inter-ethnic violence and conflict in their respective communities and schools. The project seeks to train youth participants from Monrovia and Kakata as behavioral change ambassadors who will reach other youth during and after the electoral period. By the end of the project Camp for Peace Liberia expects to:
- Conduct 26 awareness sessions for 2,850 youths.
- Conduct 3 training of trainers’ workshops for 100 behavior change ambassadors.
- Conduct 6 public/community forums for 150 community youths.
- Conduct 18 inter-students dialogue forums for 2,000 students.
- Organize 2 peace sports tournaments for 16 high schools, 2 universities and 1 college
- Organize 1 debate on achieving behavioral change for peaceful elections in Liberia.
- Organize a 2-day peace retreat to evaluate the project.
Project coordinator: Philip Saturday Quoqui
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