From 19th to 23rd June 2017, CEEC provided support to GIZ/CPS to conduct an Anti-Bias training that took place in Burnt Forest. In this regard, CEEC mobilized 24 participants from eight farms in Burnt Forest namely Lingway, Kamuyu, Rukuini, Kaplelach, Ndungulu, Chuiyat, Barekeiywo and Kagongo. Three participants were mobilized from each farm ensuring there was gender inclusivity. CEEC also assisted with logistical arrangements, facilitation of the training and filming which was done on the last day. Two similar trainings were conducted in Mombasa and Kisumu respectively and all the three trainings culminated in a short film called “We Are” which can be found on https://youtu.be/te8nEGTe2yU. (available both in English and Kiswahili)In a nutshell, the theme of the training which was captured in the short film was;
It is not about overcoming our differences – it is about acknowledging them. We can all learn to acknowledge and appreciate our diversity, if we are ready to critically reflect on our stereotypes and prejudices about each other. Peace is the respect for freedom and diversity.