Reach and impact: Through the Peace Building Pillar we impacted these people:
1271 Rwandans: 739 Male and 532 Female participants
International Day of Peace (IDP)
NAR in partnership with the National Unity and Reconciliation Commission (NURC) joins the world in celebrating the International Day of Peace, every year through youth parliamentarian exchange which brings together youth from around the country. This year’s theme was ‘Building blocks for Peace: The role of youth in promoting peace and sustainable development.’ NAR and NURC organized a session, which brought together 400 participants, to enable interaction between young people and members of parliament on issues of concern to the youth. Concerns were raised on the lack of a peace culture ingrained in the education system. It was concluded that the lessons on peace start at the family level since that is the foundation of how people view issues and how they are likely to behave in future. Both parents and teachers play a big role in shaping a child’s perception of peace. The responsibility to establish a peace culture should not be left to teachers only. Every citizen is required to play their role in peace building.