Students’ Council Leaders Conference- Taita Taveta County

The National Cohesion and Integration Commission, with the understanding of the greater need to create a culture of sustainable peace and conflict free environment, has continuously engaged young people through various platforms on peace-building.

In one such form, the Commission interacted with student leaders from Taita Taveta County during a leaders’ conference held on 7th April 2016 at Dr. Aggrey High School, Wundanyi. The conference brought together a total of 400 student leaders drawn from across the county.

Themed ‘Re-evaluating value systems in our youth for social transformation’, the conference provided a good opportunity for the leaders to be sensitised on the NCIC mandate, community leadership and the need to prioritise leadership that supports national values and development.

The youth were urged to “BE THE CHANGE” by changing their attitudes towards people, traditions, religion and believes, and learning to combine their enthusiasm with patience, realising the importance of living together, as well as being responsible to defend the frontiers of peace and non-violence.

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