Saturday, June 21, 2014

Children of Peace

"If all children in Congo can go to school this war will end"

After winning the Nobel Peace Prize in 2012, the EU decided to more than double their €930,000 prize, and put the money towards educating children in conflict affected countries. This film shows the work of two of the projects which benefitted from this; the Norwegian Refugee Council's work to help displaced children in Masisi, DRC, return to school, and Save the Children's work with children who have fled Somalia to refugee camps across the border in Ethiopia.

Peace One Day’s focus between 2014 and 2016 is also a major campaign in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) and the Great Lakes region of Africa (focusing on Burundi, Rwanda, Uganda and Tanzania), made possible by the Howard G. Buffett Foundation. The campaign seeks to engage with all sectors of society in the region, encouraging all parties and coalitions to stand together in the name of peace, so that a significant level of non-violence and ceasefire (in conflict-affected areas) can be achieved on Peace Day by 2016 at the latest.
-- watch Jeremy Gilley's third feature-length documentary on POD

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