Name of organization:
Yaya Education Trust (YET)
Description of organization:
YET is based in the Matungu district of rural Kenya, and began its work in 2005. The organization aims to cultivate and support peace building efforts among youth so as to bring about socio-economic change that encourages respect for the rights of all individuals.
In Kakamega County, eight terror attacks were reported in the six months between June and December 2012. As noted by YET, this led to an escalation of conflict, mistrust and tensions between Muslim and Christian youth. The main objective of the ‘Amani Caravan Project’ is to mobilize young people in Kakamega County towards promotion of peaceful co-existence, protection and respect of human rights. This will be achieved through youth training, peace outreach events, and a two day road caravan involving a branded truck in major roads within the county.
By the end of the project, YET expects to:
- Develop a manual on the causes of conflict, community conflict prevention/management and the role of youth in peace building, and train 300 youth peace ambassadors on these issues through a training-of-trainers method;
- Facilitate ambassadors to establish community peace committees and youth networks in 12 constituencies; and
- Conduct peace outreach events, including a soccer tournament, five theatre performances, live debates on radio and television; establish five billboards and two social networking sites, and organize a two-day community peace campaign through a road caravan.