Young Ugandans and Kenyans demonstrate the value of social cohesion

Main applicant: The Cross-Cultural Foundation of Uganda (CCFU)
Partners: Community Peace Museums and Heritage Foundation (CPMHF)
Implementation: Uganda and Kenya
Project duration: December 2018- May 2020
Project code: 01-01085

Main applicant: The Cross-Cultural Foundation of Uganda (CCFU)
Partners: Community Peace Museums and Heritage Foundation (CPMHF)
Implementation: Uganda and Kenya
Project duration: December 2018- May 2020
Project code: 01-01085

The project Young Ugandans and Kenyans demonstrate the value of social cohesion seeks to engage the youth in reflecting on their role in managing diversity, and as authors of messages of tolerance and peaceful co-existence. Youth from 140 cultural heritage clubs in Uganda and 100 Peace clubs in Kenya will be guided to document their perspectives and mechanisms that foster social cohesion in their community through a painting, essay writing and video competition. The best paintings, essay and film clip will be used to produce a “2020 East African Heritage Calendar”, an article in the regional press, social media piece and launched at a regional conference in Kampala.

The proposed project will create new spaces for the youth to appreciate the inter-cultural dialogue and explore their creativity on themes that seek to address issues of public interest. The Cultural heritage clubs and Peace clubs will enable guided and consistent engagement with the youth, during and after the project and will increase opportunities for learning and networking among and between the two sets of clubs.

The coordinator of the project is in the hands of the Cross-Cultural Foundation of Uganda, a not for profit organization whose work is focused in promoting a ‘Culture of development’, advocating for cultural rights and preserving cultural heritage; in partnership with the Community Peace Museums and Heritage Foundation, an organization that aims at engaging young people in creative activities to promote traditional African cultures of peaceful coexistence.

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