On Friday, August 31, 2018, New Era Educational and Charitable Support Foundation, with support from Peace Initiative Network and Peace Direct, presented Livelihood tools to Christian and Muslim Women in Jos, Plateau State. The tools presented were Grinding Machines. Over 150 Women, Community Leaders, representatives of the Divisional Police Officer (DPO), religious leaders attended the event, which was held at the Santiago Viewing Center, 2nd Gate, Dadin Kowa, Jos, Plateau State, Nigeria.
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.
New Era Educational and Charitable Support Foundation is on a mission to establish cross-cultural leadership teams of young women and men, with skills that will help them emerge from dysfunctional families and a drug-influenced life on the streets, to become peer-leaders and agents of peace capable of helping themselves and influencing their communities for good.