Our speaker was Tobias Wellner, who is the East Africa Programme Manager for the Turning the Tide programme in East Africa supported by British Quakers. This programme assists local people to achieve social justice without violence and is currently supporting projects in Kenya, Rwanda and Burundi. Tobi described the methods of training and the handling the issues of conflict and mediation in local communities. He gave a number of examples: cultural violence against women and children in Rwanda, the lack of youth participation and environment pollution in Kenya and bringing health centres and schools to remote villages in Burundi.
Trevor Evans, UNA Harpenden