Global Peace Foundation Kenya has signed a memorandum of understanding with Mount Kenya University to provide a platform through which young people can engage and share on innovative ways of promoting peace and reconciliation among students.
The agreement with MKU, a fully fledged chartered university committed to a broad-based, holistic and inclusive system of education, was signed at MKU Thika Main Campus on 21st January, 2016. The institution has a student population of about 50,000 spread across the Eastern Africa region who hail from diverse socio-economic, religious and ethnic backgrounds.
The two institutions will co-operate in the formulation and implementation of projects, technical support, capacity building, and sharing of learning in the areas addressing youth radicalization, especially among students in universities.
The impact of this initiative will have far-reaching benefits on peace, ethical governance and inter-community/religious harmony in the region.
“Through innovative leadership training, we shall also mold young, value-conscious and accountable leaders,” said Prof. Stanley Waudo, Vice-Chancellor, MKU.
MKU and GPF Kenya will also create awareness among the youth on the dangers of radicalization and recruitment to violent extremist organizations. Last year, 147 students of Garissa University were killed when terrorists attacked the institution.
Daniel Juma Omondi, the Executive Director of GPF Kenya and other key program managers represented the organization at the signing ceremony.
To kickoff the partnership, the two organizations are planning to have an Interfaith Peace Symposium at Mt. Kenya University- Mombasa Campus as the first joint activity.
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