- 23 July 2007
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Towards a Just and Peaceful Africa - Young Peace Ambassadors Working to &quot;Change the Present While Dreaming the Future&quot;
2007 Peace Camp was a landmark event in which facilitators from
The theme for the 2007 Peace Camp was “dreaming the future, changing the present: young people working for a just and peaceful
The Executive Director of
In his opening remarks, he noted that religious institutions had a major part to play in ensuring that the young people were cared for, nurtured and raised in healthy and peaceful societies.
Dr. Mhando underlined that ‘belief in peace’ was crucial to bring about peace. He thanked the Global Network of Religions for Children, and the Interfaith Council on Ethics Education for Children for organizing such events, and focussing on the children and young persons.
On the first day of the Peace Camp, Florence Mpaayei from the Nairobi Peace Initiative (NPI-Africa) introduced the ‘Peace Ambassadors’ to economic-based injustices that caused conflicts.
The Haki Kazi Catalysts from Arusha, Tanzania introduced the children and young people on the issues of Governance and Democracy as key in ensuring justice prevailed, and peace assured in the future of Africa.
The Change-Makers facilitator from
The climax of the Peace Camp as has been the tradition, was the Peace March from the venue of the Peace Camp to the main amphitheatre.
The Peace Ambassadors were received by the senior officials from the Zanzibar International Film Festival and from the Government.
The Peace March, the largest in the history of ZIFF, was concluded with award of certificates and prizes.
The best performing participants from Unguja, Pemba and
GNRC Africa will hold its next Peace Camp in July 2008 at the same venue, during the same occasion. Next year’s Peace Camp will be expanded to include participants from