|Leah Chepkoske Waweru
Board Director , International College of Peace Studies Nairobi, Kenya
|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.
We promote peace through International College of Peace Studies through training and peace walks in collaboration with the Global Peace Signature initiative. We also work through churches and schools visits and communities on matters peace promotions.
|Start in the field & motivations / Inicio en este campo y motivaciones
I started in 2008 after the disputed national elections in our country which caused a lot of instability and clashes. The clashes affected my family directly as i was far from my children and it was difficult to crisscross the country to go home. It took the national leader Kofi Annan and many other leaders to intervene and that is when we started small discussions of peace within churches and community.
My motivation comes from the inner self of positive decisions always and the blessings of God in my life. A supportive family also are always near to help where needed.
|Significant Career Moments & Success Stories / Momentos significativos de tu carrera y historias de éxito
Peace match in Migori County in Kenya where thousands of peoole turned up to pray and make peace with their God and one another in order for the County to enjoy peace moments. The experience was attended by the County first lady, Deputy Governor, Key Government Officials, Bishops , Clergys, Pastors and the greatest was the Community who turned up in Large numbers. The experience was planned by the National Peace Council for the Global Peace Signature lead by His Eminence who is the Provost of ICOPS (International College of Peace Studies).
|What keeps you going? / ¿Qué te hace seguir?
|Additional info / Información adicional
The need for peace especial in Africa is crucial as Africa has continually enjoyed negative and relative peace which is not satisfactory. Its important to always promote peace from family level, community level, national level and the world at large.
I always create peaceful environments even in tough situations due to my listening skills, counselling psychology skills, and knowledge to assist others find solutions to their problems.
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