Rwanda: Association Modest et Innocent launches "Club Active Nonviolence"
3/12/18 - In the framework of the project "Empowering New Generations on Active Nonviolence and Entrepreneurship" in Rwanda, coordinated with Pax Christi International, the Association Modest et Innocent (AMI), launched Club Active Nonviolence (Club NVA) in the Sovu School Group, HUYE District, on 14 November.
The Club NVA of the GS Sovu is composed of young students in different classes of high school, including 30 young women and 30 young men. The kick-off was given by the vice coordinator and program officer of the AMI Mr. Eric Ndayisaba together with the prefect of studies of the school. The coordinator introduced the project, its objectives and purpose. He challenged the young members of the NVA club to follow the training given to them and asked them to participate actively during all these trainings.
In his speech for the launch, on behalf of the director of the school, the prefect of the studies anticipated that the school will collaborate closely with AMI in the execution of this project; for example by making available training rooms and regular monitoring of club members in various activities.
The trainers Jean de Dieu Uwizeye and Pr. Anicet Kabalisa started the training by introducing the members of the club in order to gain their confidence and strengthen the cohesion of the club. They continued to grasp the understanding of these young people in relation to peace, conflict, and violence. Before introducing the first module, the facilitators facilitated the elections of the committee composed of President, Vice-President, Secretary, Treasurer, and two advisers in the extent of ownership of the club.