Amani clubs objectives

The NCIC and the Ministry of Education in 2014 published the Amani Club Guidelines to facilitate the establishment of peace (Amani) clubs in schools. The aim of Amani Clubs is to promote good relations, harmony and peaceful co-existence amongst students themselves and between schools and their neighbouring communities. Amani Clubs are expected to provide young people with avenues to confront ethnicity, in a targeted way, and plant seeds of appreciation of diversity and tolerance by enabling students to learn to co-exist harmoniously despite their ethnic, racial or religious differences. The clubs are expected to guide character formation, specifically guiding young people to respect diversity in pluralistic society. The clubs are also meant to empower its members to, among other things, promote peace in their day to day lives through words and actions; deal with life’s challenges peacefully; and become responsible citizens.

By establishing Amani clubs, the NCIC and Ministry of Education hope to enhance good character and self-discipline among the young people. The clubs are expected to actively provide opportunities for engagement and dialogue amongst students from diverse orientations. This create a forum for honest and open debate on diverse issues so that trust can be built and stereotypes dispelled. Club members are also expected to influence other youth, their communities and their parents thereby causing ripple effect in the promotion of national cohesion and integration.


The objectives of the Amani clubs are to:

  • Promote respect for religious, cultural and linguistic diversity in a plural society by enhancing tolerance, understanding and acceptance of diversity in all aspects of national life.
  • Promote the use of Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR) and other peaceful means of resolving conflicts and disagreements.
  • Enhance good character and self-discipline among the youth for national development.
  • Empower learners to deal with life’s challenges peacefully and become responsible citizens.
  • Promote good relations and harmonious co-existence amongst learners themselves; within school and between schools and their neighbouring communities.
  • Sensitize learners about emerging forms of violence including radicalization and violent extremism