Peace Carnival in Bo, Sierra Leone

by Search for Common Ground

Summary

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
$6,856
total raised
0
donors
0
monthly donors
12
years active

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.

Solution

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.

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.

Additional Documentation

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

Resources

http:/​/​www.sfcg.org

Organization Information

Search for Common Ground

Location: Washington, DC - USA
Website: http:/​/​www.sfcg.org

Funded Project!

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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