On the 25th June, New Generation in partnership with Christian Initiative for peace organized a special conference bringing together young people from different political parties and movements. Dieudonne Nahimana, along with Manirakiza Onesphore from Harvest for Christ ministries, spoke about active non-violence, its importance and how one can use this approach to reach his goals and objectives especially during the current crisis in Burundi.
Two movies, one showing the struggle that Mahtma Gandhi led in India and another “Iyomenya” (If I had known) produced by New Generation in 2010, illustrated this point to the youth who had come. They were afterwards given an opportunity to ask questions and share their ideas. They also recommended some of the strategies to use in order to promote non-violence in Burundi and convey messages without using violence.
As part of this project, new social media pages were also created by New Generation to keep the youth updated on this topic of non-violence and communicate with them.
These are the social media pages that were created:
– Twitter : https://twitter.com/Gir_Ubuntu
– Soundcloud: https://soundcloud.com/girubuntu