|Reverend Daniel Oyirwoth
Daystar Institute Africa, Team leader Africa
Director, World Light Africa Uganda
Member of International Institute of Humanitarian Diplomacy
|Country of origin / País de origen
|Country where you do your work
|Please tell us about your work in peace education. / Cuéntenos sobre su trabajo en la educación para la paz.
My part of work in peace education is interaction and offering counseling sessions to the people in the different refugee camps for instance, the refugees from South Sudan who are in Rhino camp Uganda and those in Kalobeyei resettlement camp in Kenya. These interactions help the refugees to forgive the past and move on. It also helps to heal one from bitterness. These are people who were affected by the different tribal conflicts in South Sudan.
I also reach out to students in boarder districts especially Paidha located in zombo district which boarders Uganda and Democratic Republic of Congo to sensitize them about peace and reconciliation.
|Start in the field & motivations / Inicio en este campo y motivaciones
In 2020, when our organization had a theological training session in Arua, most of the members who attended were from Rhino camp who specifically were refugees who came from south Sudan, so one of the topics during the training was about forgiveness where members shared different life stories why forgiveness was hard, so when we engaged them more, they were able to share what transpired during the war and the after effects, this motivated me to start telling them more how forgiveness and reconciliation can be achieved, through this, I was able to gain access to Kalobeyei resettlement camp in North Kenya and also teach more of forgiveness and reconciliation.
|Significant Career Moments & Success Stories / Momentos significativos de tu carrera y historias de éxito
From the time I started interacting with some of the refugees some have been able to travel back home in south Sudan and this has granted me open doors to south Sudan to interact and talk to others who are home in South Sudan
|What keeps you going? / ¿Qué te hace seguir?
To me this is a principle, to promote peace and ensure that my surrounding is conflict free
|Additional info / Información adicional
I would like all individuals to know that a peace and forgiveness is part of our well-being
|Spread Peace Ed