AMANI SASA DAILY UPDATE: 7th March 2008

AMANI SASA DAILY UPDATE: 7th March 2008[1]

                                                                                                                                                                                

THE HUMAN COST: Over 1000 dead and over 350, 000 displaced

Updates and Upcoming Activities[2]

  • Balozi wa Amani held a youth concert last Saturday 1st March 2008, as part of the ghetto to ghetto tour.
  • There will be an EVRI meeting tomorrow at 10 a.m. to finalize implementation of activities that have been planned.
  • CCP Kenya will be collaborating with an initiative knows as VUMA Kenya in the USA in various fund raising and peace initiatives, including the “Give a grand” challenge, and the “Ten 4 Ten” campaign.
  • Saturday 8th March 2008, the women of Kenya are organising a non-partisan, multi-ethnic peace march from Impala grounds to Jamhuri Park stadium in honour of women and children of Kenya who were the most adversely affected during the post-election violence.  The meeting point is at Impala club at 8 a.m. All women are invited, please dress in white for the peace march. Kindly assist the women in IDP Camps by donating sanitary pads, and a pack of underwear. Collection boxes are available at Uchumi and Nakumatt supermarkets. Continue reading
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Amani Sasa Weekly Newsletter – 004

Kenyan Diaspora: A Role to Play?….by Chris L. Kimojino , Vice-Chair of the VumaKenya Initiative: http://www.vumakenya.org

A Lesson from Our Athletes…by Eric Guantai

This weeks profile – Dekha Ibrahim Abdi : convenor of Concerned Citizens for Peace (CCP)…by Dolphine Ndeda

The Resilience of Farmers…by Sahondra Kiplagat

What has CCP been up to?

Upcoming Events and Highlights…

Thoughts on Forgiveness: Part 2…by Gayle Lenore Macnab

Sisters at Heart…by Wambui Mwangi

Download Amani Sasa Weekly – 004

AMANI SASA DAILY UPDATE: 29th February 2008

AMANI SASA DAILY UPDATE: 29th February 2008[1]

                                                                                                                                                                                

THE HUMAN COST: Over 1000 dead and over 350, 000 displaced

National Youth violence Prevention Week

  • The National Youth violence Prevention Week is still ongoing, it started on the 23rd February and  ends -1st March 2008 with a peace concert at KICC from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. and a peace race from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Other events for today and tomorrow are also lined up. All are invited to attend.

Other Updates

  • CCP together with other CSO organisations including the Womens Coalition, National Civil Society Congress, Kenyans for Peace with Truth and Justice, PeaceNet and EVRI and the Kenyan National Council of NGos on Wednesday issued a press- statement on the ongoing mediation, tasking all parties to the agreements of February 1st, 4th and 15th, to abide by the contents of the agreements and to reach a mediated settlement swiftly.
  • LIKA had their meeting last Tuesday 26th February and it was resolved that there is a need to move from talking to acting, the Ministry of Social Services to be consulted for professional advice on cultural advice, Retirement benefits need to be reviewed for the benefit of the retirees as a priority, other items discussed include  the youth, money culture, tribalism, failure of democracy etc. The meetings are held every Tuesday at LIKA offices, on Kirichwa road near Masaba Hospital at 5 p.m.  Continue reading

AMANI SASA DAILY UPDATE: 22nd February 2008

AMANI SASA DAILY UPDATE: 22nd February 2008[1]

THE HUMAN COST: Over 1000 dead and over 350, 000 displaced

National Youth violence Prevention Week

  • All are invited to the National Youth violence Prevention Week from the 23rd February -1st March 2008. Many youth organisations are collaborating to make this event reach as many youth as possible. The activities planned for the week include: Peace concerts, guidance and counselling in schools and IDP camps, a conference to encourage dialogue among the youth, Laying of flowers at KICC and freedom corner. These activities will take place concurrently in schools and informal settlements around Nairobi that is Kibera, Mathare, Huruma and Dandora.
  • The organisers are requesting for assistance in organising a peace garden for Kenyans, which will be run by the youth as a way of curbing unemployment. Continue reading

AMANI SASA DAILY UPDATE: 18th February 2008

AMANI SASA DAILY UPDATE: 18th February 2008[1]

                                                                                                                                                                                

THE HUMAN COST: Over 1000 dead and over 350, 000 displaced

National Youth violence Prevention Week

  • All are invited to the National Youth violence Prevention Week from the 23rd February -1st March 2008. The activities planned for this week include: Peace concerts, guidance and counselling in schools and IDP camps, a conference to encourage dialogue among the youth, Laying of flowers at KICC and freedom corner. These activities will take place concurrently in schools and informal settlements around Nairobi that is Kibera, Mathare, Huruma and Dandora.
  • The organisers are requesting for assistance in the form of flowers for the week, and assistance in organising a peace garden for Kenyans, which will be run by the youth as a way of curbing unemployment.

Religious Initiatives

  • CASAM had a meeting at Kasarani yesterday with women leaders. The meeting focused on the importance of peace within our communities and within ourselves. CASAM would like to thank CCP for their support. Continue reading

AMANI SASA DAILY UPDATE: 11th February 2008

AMANI SASA DAILY UPDATE: 11th February 2008[1]

                                                                                                                                                                                

THE HUMAN COST: Over 1000 dead and over 350, 000 displaced

Upcoming Activities

·         The first edition of the Amani Sasa Weekly e-newsletter is out. Get your copy now for a profile on one of the members, updates on upcoming activities this week and an inspirational feature! Check your email or go to www.peaceinkenya.net for your copy of this easy to read and informative newsletter.

·         We want to get to know you! We are requesting that all those who have been attending CCP meetings to please fill in an information card with details about yourself, the organization that you represent (if any) and what skills or peace activities you are involved in. This will assist in preparation of a database that will make it easier for people to link up and identify people to partner with when organizing events.

·         You may also fill out a suggestion card if you have any suggestions on things you would like to see implemented by CCP. Continue reading

AMANI SASA DAILY UPDATE: 15th February 2008

AMANI SASA DAILY UPDATE: 15th February 2008[1]

                                                                                                                                                                                

THE HUMAN COST: Over 1000 dead and over 350, 000 displaced

Direct Action and Community Level Mobilization

 

  • The EVRI-Election Violence Response Initiative will be holding a meeting at PeaceNet Offices at 11 a.m. The meeting will focus on the way forward for structured interventions based on available resources. All are invited.
  • The Dedan Kimathi Peace Foundation is organising a prayer meeting and tree planting in Ihururu Nyeri on Monday 18th February 2008. all are invited. Continue reading