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I love your idea and the fact that you value working with the communities since they are the one who understands the problem facing them. I also think that it could be better to also look at working with community-based organizations ( refugee-led organizations) as a way of emphasizing your community-centered approach. I wish you the best.

Thank you NDEF for your wishes!

Brief information
The idea was born in 2014 and developed in 2015. I got more insights when I enrolled in a post-graduate certificate of Social Innovation Management at Amani Institute. In 2016, we did IDEA NETWORKING and received good feedback and learned a lot from the community. Then we thought of developing a unique course to peace merely related to the life conditions of kakuma refugee camp. We also tried out the idea of Tech training of which after throwing out to the real user we learned that we needed more of experience and lucky enough we received an opportunity for our trainer to go and receive more ICT training at Tunapanda Institute.
What stage are you at?
I would like to say that we are at the piloting stage. We are conducting workshop on course to peace concept as to ensure that we clearly understand what to include in the course development. We normally conduct two workshops on peace in a month. Apart from the workshop, we are developing questionnaires related to peace and sharing them with people from different community as to ensure that we get more feedbacks that will guide our course to peace curriculum developer during the course content development. In regard to Tech training center, our experiment convinced us that we were not prepared and we sought help from Tunapanda institute to train our trainer who already had expertise in ICT and we plan to start our first TechPeace class towards the end of April. The rest of our ICT Team members are working on developing Tech training content.
Have you completed the 2/3month pilot project?
Yes, we completed the 2/3-month pilot project. For example, on the course to peace we trained 20 students and conducted an in-class feedback on the course and took their feedback to the community; they all shared an opinion of developing a course to peace relatively to kakuma life’s condition and experience of people from different countries. As for now, we are developing curriculum content on the course to peace.
What are you looking for in partner?
What we are looking for in partner are: expertise in peace making and use of technology to instil peace-making in the lives of young refugee people. Also, we need facilities which can enable us to establish a well-equipped TechPeace center.