Young Peacebuilders is now developing child and youth peacebuilding clubs in West Uganda through schools and other institutions.
YP Clubs nurture peacebuilding passion and skills in young people and support their peacebuilding efforts. YP Clubs encourage children and youth to take the lead in identifying violence and great needs in their community and then become change-makers by taking action to create the more peaceful future they hope for. Elizabeth Pine is our YP Clubs Manager dedicated to ensuring the success of all our Young Peacebuilders Clubs worldwide.
Mubende is a town in the Central Region of Uganda. It is the main municipal, administrative, and commercial centre of Mubende District.
Timothy Musaasizi Ziwa is the Adult Supporter of our first Young Peacebuilders Club in West Uganda which is called Mubende Peace For All Club (MUPEFA). The club motto is ‘Give Peace and Get Peace.’ This is a group of 10 amazing young peacebuilders who all have various roles in the Club and meet weekly to discuss barriers to peace and ways of promoting peace among themselves, their families and communities. Their most recent YP Club project, with the theme of ‘Promoting Peace Through Promoting Good Health,’ is based on a study they conducted in their community where they found that many children were suffering from HIV/AIDS transmitted from their parents at birth and others were orphans because their parents died of AIDS. This dedicated group of young people then decided to start up a project where they support and care for 10 children affected by AIDS in their community, 5 of whom are living with HIV/AIDS while the rest have been orphaned due to the virus. Their project involves providing those affected with clothing, food and helping them with their school fees and materials for school. The YP Club members have also started a counselling and guidance programme to help them fight the stigma associated with the virus.
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The brilliant young members of the first Young Peacebuilders Club in West Uganda – Mubende Peace For All Club (MUPEFA) – with their Adult Supporter Timothy Musaasizi Ziwa