After a successful PIPO in Kenya, Peace Revolution network started growing in Africa, which paved the way to kick off AMANI Project. The project started by organizing two African Regional Fellowships; East Africa Fellowship that gathered 18 young African leaders from East and Southern Africa in a wonderful retreat site in Nairobi & West Africa Fellowship that gathered 15 young African leaders from all around West Africa at a dreamy site on the beach of Dakar.
The Peace Rebels who participated in these Regional Fellowships, continued their commitment to Peace Revolution inspired by their 3-day training. Eventually, seven of them made it to the first African Youth AMANI Fellowship in Thailand 14th to 28th February, with other 9 outstanding Peace Rebels from around the five corners of Africa.
These trained African Peace Agents & Rebels joined forces after these retreats and honored their commitments back home by sharing inner peace time with their communities. Africa tour has then started from 28th March and will continue till 30th April 2014.
Nigeria : 28th- 31st March
“Our PIPO in Nigeria tagged "Peace building for a united Nigeria" will take place in the city of Abuja, the nation’s capital. There will be events in various institutions and locations within the metropolis. The audience will be drawn from secondary schools, sports sector, government officials and members of the diplomatic corp. This event will pilot a new wave of peace in Nigeria”
The Gambia: 2nd-4th April
“Our PIPO in The Gambia was named "Clear me from my Gambian mindset". It will be held in Serekunda, the biggest town in Gambia. The event will be fully attended by school kids at six different schools”.
PIPO Cameroon 8th-9th April
“Peace Revolution Cameroon brings to you a 2 days Peace seminar tour
with the theme "Cameroon: Peace for Development" in Buea. The different sessions will take place at the University of Buea, Baptist High School, Saint Monica University and Catholic University Institute of Buea.”
PIPO Kenya 24th to 25th April
“Under the theme of “A peaceful Nation starts with me: Maintaining Peace in Kenya, one person at a time”, we will organize sessions at Kenyatta University 24, University of Nairobi, Westlands, daystar University and Kenya College of Accountancy. Follow our facebook Page for updates: www.facebook.com/pages/Peace-Revolution-Kenya”
PIPO Uganda 26th-28th April
“We're looking at how people most especially the Youth in higher institutions of learning define inner peace and how they strive to achieve it. We are looking at the obstacles that prevent them from obtaining inner peace. Therefore, we are planning meditation sessions and lectures in different institutions.”
PIPO Tanzania 29th-30th April
“The First Global Peace Experience in Tanzania will aim to outreach about 1000 young people in diverse institution for transformation purposes and promising inner light. The sessions will take place at the biggest university East and Central Africa,The University of Dodoma, Jamhuri High School, Viwandani Secondary School among other planned institutions”
When the forces of African youth are joined, everything becomes possible even the attainment of peace that Africa has yet longed for. Their commitment, collaboration and light shining inside made this journey possible. AMANI project started with online to peer to peer trainings of young African leaders, then, through its different stages, the project will end with community peace-building workshops in these 6 African countries at the national and grassroots levels.