Burundi: Kamenge Youth Centre trains 21 young people on active nonviolence in Kirekura zone


24/8/18 - On Saturday, 18 August 2018, in the north of the capital Bujumbura (in the Kirekura zone, the Mutimbuzi commune, Bujumbura Province) the Kamenge Youth Centre - in the framework of the partnership with Pax Christi International - started a training within the project "Empowering new generations on active nonviolence and entrepreneurship" which is building peace in the Great Lakes Region to the young people of the Kinama Holy Family Parish.

The team of the Kamenge Youth Centre, including Mr. Claude Nkurunziza (coordinator), Ms. Joséphine Karerwa and Mr. Evrard Ntirampeba (trainers), began the training with a religious song; then they introduced themselves to the participants: twenty-one in total, of whom 11 were boys and 10 girls.

The trainers were able to develop themes related to different types of violence, mechanisms of violence (Maslow's pyramid) and equivalence versus revenge relations (the six pillars of violence and the six pillars of peace).

The training proceeded very well, Mr. Evrard and Mrs. Joséphine taught not only young people but also anyone interested in this training. On the other hand there were not enough young people because most of them had gone to get their drinking water, since during the summer period the Kirekura zone is still experiencing water scarcity. However, the young people asked us to return, as far as possible, Sunday after the celebration of the mass.


Young Kamenge Center, Burundi, Empowering new generations on active nonviolence and entrepreneurship, Great Lakes, Africa