Contribute to a peace culture in Colombia

 
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GlobalGiving's Storytelling Project

We're collecting stories from the actual people who benefit from the projects on GlobalGiving to identify problems and potential solutions. Here are some of the stories that we've collected from communities that have benefited from projects similar to this one. Learn more.

Note: These stories talk about the same issues that this project addresses, but are not necessarily about this specific project.

The Caring Organisation

By a female, 16-21 years old, in Kampala, Uganda
Map of THE CARING ORGANISATION It was about two years ago when we were in the organisation called jaaja's home.it was part of Mildmay. We used to go there on Saturdays twice a month and they prepare for as food,drinks and many others.It used to take place at K.C.C hospital kisenyi. They used to give us mattresses,brankets,clothes,mattress covers and even to give medicine to whoever was sick. It main home was along Ntebe road we even went there and welcomed the Queen of England her majesty Queen Elizabeth. Men and women,old and children came from far and we share that day together unfortunately they decided to take it to other places to that those people can enjoy it to. Read more.
Related to project keywords: covers, zone, take place, give, way

Motivation For The Youth

By a female, 22-30 years old, in Nairobi, Kenya
Map of Motivation for the youth The community transformation organisation arranged a workshop that targeted the youths to train them on how to use condom.The turn out was to the expectation and everything went own well as planned since there was a great involvement of the local youth in the training.The main challenge was the youth had a lot of expectations from us and that they wanted some allowances which was a great challenge to the organisation. Read more.
Related to project keywords: involvement, expectations, youth, training, train

Life Skills

By a female, 31-45 years old, in Nairobi, Kenya
Map of LIFE SKILLS Life skills is the way we can avoid being misuse life skills enable us to learn and now about how we can overcome being rape.Life skills helps give girls to avoid .I from boys so that could not be pregnant.the youth today are facing with many challenges.they live in a society where indiscpline drug abuse,violence and irresponsible sex have become wildspread.the youth therefore need to learn positive behaviour acquired life skills that will enable them. to cope with these negative but stri=ong influences. Our life skills teacher bona told us our we can avoid ourselves by being self control solving problem peacefull way and communicate with other people well and effectively.She told us that if youth are not helped to make wise decision's they may end up destroying their lives. Read more.
Related to project keywords: skills enable, wise, give, way, helps

"village Library"

By a male, 16-21 years old, in Kakamega, Kenya
Map of "VILLAGE LIBRARY" We live in our sleepy village with two a widow who lives a humble life She is rich,and she has ensured that no one in their family has slept hungry or failed to get treated once sick. She has extended her hand to the neighbours she has gone an extra mile and she has converted one her houses to library for use by the community.She ha equiped the house with the pair a pair of well-worn sofas and reading tables and well kept shelves adorned with priceless books. The books in the shelves covers on many activities that affect the villagers culture and well being .They covers issues in the fields of law ,politics,media,religion,literature,history,development and civil society. Villagers are able to read these books in the library without limit.This has helped maintain a family relations,peace and unity in the village and also educate the villagers on what is going on in the outside world. Read more.
Related to project keywords: covers, relations, development, lives, activities

Sports

By a male, 16-21 years old, in Nairobi, Kenya
Map of Sports Many youths in the slums that are jobless have always found something to keep them busy. Development of sports is very important work. This involves helping to set up teams,organizing competitions,training. Through sports it has also help to bring up youths together this helping to keep peace and unity in the community.Many teams formed for sporting activities has also helped to act as youth source of income, many teams always plays the players, this has help the youths to earn making life easy for the jobless youths in the slum.This has also help the produce very competitive team to the national team. Read more.
Related to project keywords: competitive, players, youth, development, training

Empowering The Youth

By a male, 31-45 years old, in Kampala, Uganda
Map of Empowering the youth This initiative trains youth to become responsible citizens and skillful in most areas.alot of workshops and physical training is given to both girls and boys to avoid corruption and how to join politics with good and responsible views This initiative also helps old people through building them houses and other necessities. Read more.
Related to project keywords: responsible citizens, workshops, given, helps, training

Innovation And Inspiration For Development

By a male, 31-45 years old, in Kakamega East, Kenya
Map of Innovation and inspiration for development Iam the husband of grace shichele a member of youth action group formed in 2005 has been a key player in development affairs for our youths in the community from the time grace joined it, she has been a source of the change our family has had ton realize rich ideas and skills this group has acted like a factory of hope to connect our status of poverty to success. My wife has acquired the requisite skills and inspiration to go wild in the business world gaining some empowerment from this group she also gets monetary boosting which has literally transformed our status more and more positively. Read more.
Related to project keywords: connect, transformed, development, hope, skills

Fish Farming

By a male, under 16 years old, in Sabatia, Kenya
Map of FISH FARMING Fish farming is a major boost to the country economy. It helps in the production of fish which is a source of protein,and also earns the country foreign exchange when the excess supply of fish is exported. Through fish farming people are able to earn a living hence improving their living standards. Fish farming also utilizes the land that is not good for crop production. Fish farming provides employment to some people who works as guards or caretaker of the fish ponds. Alot of you get employed in the production of fish ponds hence reducing the rate of crime since they earn their own money. Through the project many families are able to get their basic need from the pond. This is buy selling the fish to earn income which in turn is used to buy other goods. Some children are now able to learn about conserveation of marine life. Through sell of fingerlings and fish may people have been able to boost their living standards hence reducing the gap between the rich and the poor. Read more.
Related to project keywords: gap, country, helps, buy, able get

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Melissa Acosta

Communications Manager
Medellin, Colombia

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