Democratic Republic of Congo: Africa Reconciled featured for its nonviolence training in CongoForum
3/10/18 - GOMA - The non-governmental organisation Africa Reconciled has created a school of active nonviolence in the DRC. It is through a project on active nonviolence and entrepreneurship that this civil society organisation has just launched a school that teaches young people how to live active nonviolence and entrepreneurship and how to become "trainers of trainers".
Africa Reconciled was founded in 2011. This Congolese NGO works in the fields of reconciliation, active nonviolence, justice and peace.
Pascal Mugaruka Cinyabuguma is the founder and director of Africa Reconciled. In an interview with CongoForum, Mugaruka said that the school of active nonviolence is carried out thanks to a partnership with the NGO Pax Christi International. The existence of the school must contribute to the reconstruction of peace in the DRC and in the Great Lakes region.
School activities take place in youth movements, secondary schools and some universities. All communities can benefit from the different training modules, from social networks and local and national media.
Before creating Africa Reconciled, Pascal Mugaruka had noted the state in which the communities in the DRC and in Africa in general are evolving. He saw how true reconciliation was missing at all levels. Nowadays, Africa Reconciled is active in several cities and territories in the DRC, including Goma, Masisi, Rutshuru, Uvira, Beni and Kinshasa.