New Era Educational and Charitable Support Foundation, in partnership with Peace Initiative Network (PIN) and Peace Direct, has commenced the training of 20 Muslim and Christian Women in livelihood skills (Basic Tailoring skills) in two Training Centers in Dadin Kowa, Jos South. This is part of our year-long “Strengthening Community Resilience and Engaging Relevant Stakeholders in the Prevention of Violence and Recruitment to Extremists Groups in Northern Nigeria”, from January – December 2018. By the end of December 2018, the project will train and provide Sewing Machines and accessories, including Grinding Machines to at least 50 women and youths selected from Jos North and Jos South Local Government Areas of Plateau State.
So far, 20 Christian and Muslim women have completed their training in tailoring at two centers in Dadin Kowa, Jos, Plateau State. The women will receive brand new Sewing Machines and tools at a colourful presentation ceremony on Saturday, June 9, 2018.
On Thursday, February 22, 2018, New Era Educational and Charitable Support Foundation (NEEDCSI), in partnership with Peace Initiative Network (PIN), hosted first Monthly Plateau Stakeholders Peacebuilding Assembly, at the Ganaka Auditorium, Pastoral Center Jos, Plateau State, Nigeria. One hundred and twenty (120) participants attended the Assembly, including students, Civil Society Actors and Government officials.
This is part of a year-long “Strengthening Community Resilience and Engaging Relevant Stakeholders in the Prevention of Violence and Recruitment to Extremists Groups in Northern Nigeria”. Your School was chosen for this project, based on your track record of hardwork, dedication and commitment to academic excellence and total wellbeing of young people and their communities.
This project is a result of the Northern Nigeria Peace Exchange organized in July 2016 by Peace Direct in collaboration with Peace Initiative Network (PIN) in Kano, Nigeria, which brought together seventeen (17) Local Peacebuilding Actors and revealed several missing links in issues related to peacebuilding and local actions. Through this Project, we have established and are supporting Peace Education Club (PEC) Secondary Schools in Plateau State. The monthly Plateau Stakeholders Peacebuilding Assembly is a platform where key stakeholders and gatekeepers (State and non-state actors) in Plateau State, shall assemble to dialogue as brothers and sisters on “living without wars” as we shall present “Lessons for Peace in Nigeria”. Through this, we hope to promote and create an atmosphere of dialogue and such shall serve as a unifying symbol of peace in these turbulent times in Northern Nigeria.
Feb 22, 2018
NEEDCSI Conducts Peace Education in Schools
By Emmanuel Ande Ivorgba - Executive Director
New Era Educational and Charitable Support Foundation, a Jos, Nigeria-based national nonprofit is partnering with Peace Initiative Network (PIN), on a project titled “Strengthening Community Resilience and Engaging Relevant Stakeholders in the Prevention of Violence and Recruitment to Extremists Groups in Northern Nigeria”, from January – December 2018.
The overall objective of the project is to strengthen community resilience to violence and recruitment to extremist groups in Northern Nigeria through income generating and peacebuilding activities and increased collaboration of peacebuilding CSOs. Project activities include:
Establishment and support to School-based Peace Education Clubs and Youth Friendly Centers
Livehoods Training of Young People and Women
Stakeholder Mobilization through Community Gatherings and Meetings for Peace
Peace Initiative Network is a voluntary nongovernmental, non-profit making, non-partisan in politics and religion, charitable organization dedicated to the promotion of peace, unity and harmony in Nigeria, Africa and among the nations and regions of the world. The organization functions as a catalyst, and think-tank for public policy input
In line with this, we have started Peace Education Clubs (PECs) in five (5) High Schools in Jos, Plateau State.