African Great Lakes  

The Transforming Community for Social Change Report 

Two Alternatives To Violence Project (AVP) Basic Workshops

Date: 14-19/10/2019
Place/Venue: Nomorio Kapsokwony
Participants: Male 21, Female 22, Facilitators 3
Dates:  14-19/10/2019
Place/Venue: Nomorio Kapsokwony
Participants: Male 29, Female 18, Facilitators 3

Workshop Description
Violence is now an epidemic. It is no longer just an inner crisis but it has become a major concern for all communities especially Mt Elgon. Young people are more commonly using violence as a solution to their problems and think very little of the consequences. Nomorio village has experienced violence triggered by past violent experiences, incitement from the politicians, unemployment, availability of small arms, and school dropouts. Most young people opt to use violence to air their grievances. Transforming Community for Social Change (TCSC) in collaboration with African Great Lakes Initiative (AGLI) has been on the forefront of Intervening in the midst of erupted violence and unrest among the youth. Two AVP trainings that were conducted this month. We looked at prevention and intervention of violence among the youth.

“I have started acknowledging and voicing what I do well and what I like about others. I have also realized how important it is as a youth to create a positive environment which promotes peace and says no to violence.” — Creative Charles
“As a youth I have had challenges communicating, blaming it on misunderstanding. Understanding good and bad listening will build my skills of observing, perceiving, listening to others, respecting their opinions, recognizing communication barriers, and developing awareness of non-verbal communication” Peaceful Patrick“I enjoyed this AVP training because of the games where everyone wins. Everyone gets to play  and the group is challenged to work together” Peaceful Patrick
“I enjoyed this AVP training because of the games where everyone wins. Everyone gets to play  and the group is challenged to work together” Merciful Mercy
“Role plays and problem solving exercises helped us find solutions to problems and conflicts in every day relationships. I learned that I can deal with conflict in a way that is positive and creative that introduces a positive side of ourselves to others and helps develop our community” Polite Peter