Peace Carnival in Bo, Sierra Leone

$6,856 $28,144
Raised Remaining


To stage a 3-day event to promote peace, particularly to youth. Activities include musical and drama performances, discussion programs, and booths to engage residents in constructive dialogue on peace

What is the issue, problem, or challenge?

The Bo Peace Carnival attracts residents from the whole community, but particularly targets the youth population. Most youth fought in Sierra Leone’s 10-year war and still retain the behavior and culture of violence and aggression associated with the war. Communities are struggling to reintegrate ex-combatants, and they are striving to find a positive role in society. Youth must learn to express their views non-violently, and their communities must learn to engage the youth’s participation.

How will this project solve this problem?

This project will organize the Bo Peace Carnival organized by a committee comprised of community representatives from youth associations, the Police, the Army, and other groups, helping these key actors learn to work together towards a common goal.

Potential Long Term Impact

Using music, drama, and discussion, the Bo Peace Carnival will facilitate dialogue, particularly providing an opportunity for youth to express their views in a constructive manner.

Funding Information

Total Funding Received to Date: $6,856

Funding Policy: subsidized/guaranteed

Funding Information

This project is now in implementation and no longer available for funding. Received funds will be used to accomplish concrete objectives as indicated in the project's "Activities" section. Updates will be posted under the "Project Report" tab as they become available.

Donors' contributions and pledges to this project totaled $6,856 as of Dec 28, 2003.  The original project funding goal was $35,000.

Additional Documentation

This project has provided additional documentation in a Microsoft Word file (projdoc.doc).


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Combined with other sources of funding, this project raised enough money to fund the outlined activities and is no longer accepting donations.

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