Youths from 3 tribes in Burundi were differently used and manipulated during the civil war between 1993-2005 up to now. Our project will train and mentor Young Peace Vectors (YPV) on conflict prevention and resolution and HIV that will result in a local youth network and social reintegration. Online Blog training and Training on Audio Recordings for the community use that will be uploaded online will be done and distributed to our local medias.
What locality or neighborhood will your project focus on?
Describe the specific community with whom you will be working.
Youths from both HUTU, TUTSI tribes and BATWAs(Indigenous people ) located in rural settings are our target. This group of people is underprivileged since that they have no any public or private internet/media access set in rural areas of our country. the three tribes have been in conflict and differently affected by it and HIV. Gathering them for blogging and discussion about Peace and HIV would bring a positive community change.
What kinds of news, stories and other content will be created?
Story telling and group discussions about peace, conflict prevention, pacific resolution of conflicts and HIV/Aids will be the backbone for this project. This is meant to reconciliate and equip youths thus creating a social youth network which will vehiculate positive change within their community to enable peace preservation and HIV Fight. Developped articles and pictures will be posted on facebook, Twitter and other social local networks/blogs.
What technologies and digital tools do you plan to use in the trainings?
Describe the connections that you or your organization have already established that will contribute to the success of the project.
We already have initiated various peer education and mentorship with youths locally since four years now. Youths have been trained on HIV/AIDS. We have formed since then AIDS clubs in which youths discuss and exchange about HIV/AIDS. these clubs form a strong local network of youths that works with us in partnership and which will help for the success of our project.
How many participants do you think will be involved in your project?
We have 6 Youth clubs composed of around 150-200 members each who are schooled in secondary schools or colleges. We hope to train amongst them, 50 participants as of 30 females and 20 males from each Club respectively with the full inclusion of all three tribes as follows: 50% from HUTU tribe, 30% TUTSI tribe and 20% from BATWAs(Indigenous). We intend to train around 300 participants in total who will in turn form a social local youth network.
Besides the microgrant funding, what other resources and support are you seeking for your project to ensure its success?
- 3 Digital cameras
– 3 Laptops or Minilaptops
– Technical advice
– 2 Audio recorders
– 3 Modems for internet access (suitable) for this specific rural area.
Youth Association for Community Development(YACDev)