Community Leaders Training on Embracing Diversity

In May 2021 CEEC conducted a three days’ training for a total of 20 community leaders at Comfort Hotel, Nairobi. The training was implemented under the Project, “Cohesion Building: Promoting Respect for Diversity in five Informal Settlements within Nairobi”, with support from GIZ-CPS. The trainees were from the informal settlements of; Kibra, Kawangware, Korogocho, Dandora and Mathare and were drawn from peace committees, local administration (e.g. Chiefs, Village Elders, Nyumba Kumi), religious institutions and community organizations in the five informal settlements. The training sought to enhance the capacity of the trainees in embracing diversity as well as identifying ways in which they can mentor the younger generations and be good role models to them. The training helped the trainees understand social cohesion, debunk myths and stereotypes surrounding diversities and also strengthen the trainees’ capacity to embrace diversities as well as promote the same.  The training was termed timely by the trainees who committed to work with the youth to promote cohesion in their communities by recognizing, resisting and condemning manipulation of diversity.