WASSA Youth Clubs

WASSA has empowered 120 Young Peace Leaders in Farah and Herat to institutionalize a culture of peace and non-violence in their communities.

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Activity

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Mirwais, a peace club member, has solved a conflict on electricity. Two neighbors and relatives disputed over an electricity bill and they refer the case to the community Arabab. The community leader contact Mirwais and ask him to deal with the dispute. Through applying some mediation technics, he peacefully resolved the conflicts and contributed to peaceful co-existence in the community.

2

Jailani Farhad, an empowered peace leader, voluntarily conducted a three-month preparation course for 22 IDP, returnees, and host community kids who were dropped out of school during the Covid-19 outbreak in eastern Rabat Sangi. The class provided a peaceful educational platform for diverse kids to practically appreciate diversity in their everyday interactions. They have also build friendship networks and a sense of communal commitment to work together.

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Habibullah Niazi, an empowered peace leader, voluntarily conducted the same course for 30 IDP, returnee and host community kids who were dropped out of school during Covid-19 outbreak in MuhajirAbad – Rabat Sangi.

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Abdul Ahad Akbari, an empowered peace leader, voluntarily conducted the same course for 33 IDP, returnee and host community kids who were dropped out of school during the Covid-19 outbreak in Mahal Afghanan – Rabat Sangi.

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Abdul Hakim Timori, an empowered peace leader, voluntarily conducted the same course for 33 IDP, returnee and host community kids who were dropped out of school during the Covid-19 outbreak in Mahal Afghanan – Rabat Sangi.

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Mirwais Nemati, a peace club member, voluntarily conducted a short-term English course for seven women in need. His efforts could help women learn the basics of English and minimally contribute to getting empowered for job markets.

I wanted to motivate other young men to generously share their knowledge and skills with their female counterparts, at least within the family and kinship chart. I believe if women are empowered, human are empowered”, he explains.

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A group of peace leaders took 11 IDP, returnee and host community kids for vaccination to the district hospital and informed their parents about significance of vaccination.

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A group of peace leaders mobilized the community to clean up the central canal in Rabat Sangi with the aim of re-popularizing volunteerism in their communities. The action was supported and appreciated by the community.

9

Abdul Basir Faeq, Mirwais Nemati, Shir Ahamd Haidari and Mahamod Bai, young peace leaders, separately mediated four marriage conflicts during four months in different parts of Rabat Sangi.

10

Asma Yousufi, a female peace leader, voluntarily provided a peaceful platform for 25 IDP, returnee and host community kids (7-9 years old) to learn basics of English and practice diversity. The opportunity has not only helped the kids to learn the basics of English but also practiced how to be peaceful children.

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Afsana Hussaini, a female peace leader, voluntarily created a peaceful platform for 20 illiterate women to learn the basics of reading and writing in Rabat Sangi. She believes that education is a primary condition for building peace. 

12

Farkhunda Yousufi, a peace leader, conducted a half-day awareness-raising workshop on women and Islam for 27 female participants in Rabat Sangi. The participants got familiarized with supporting orders of Islam about women’s rights. Farkhunda strongly believes that gender equality is a primary pre-condition for peacebuilding.

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The peace club members voluntarily conducted a comprehensive need assessment to document, prioritized, and address the community needs through need-based planning. They met a large group of diverse people to air out their voices and needs.

14

Aziza Jalili, an empowered peace leader, has mediated a domestic conflict among a bride and her mother-in-law in Shahr Khalil (Chehil Dolkhter) so that they enabled the parties to practice peaceful conflict resolution methods.

15

Farzana Farhang, a peace leader, voluntarily conducted a two-month literacy training for 8 street children (7-9) in Nawabad village – Rabat Sangi. The training provided a peaceful and friendly space for the kids to learn and practice their diversity.  

16

A group of female peace leaders conducted a tree-planting campaign to motivate their community members to protect environment and support green zones in the city.

17

A group of male peace leaders conducted a series of meetings with the government institutions i.e. Haj and endowments directorate to employee their supports for peaceful conflict resolution in the communities. 

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A group of female peace leaders conducted a series of meetings with the Education Directorate and three different school principals discussing how education can contribute to peaceful co-existence among IDPs, returnees and host community members. 

19

Mohammad Erfanyar, a young peace leader, solved a domestic conflict in district 2 of Farah City. He acted as a mediator helping the parties to come up with joint solutions.

20

Shakiba Sharifi & Shikofa Nasiri conducted awareness-raising initiative on women’s rights in Islamic doctrine through a radio program broadcast by Voice of Women Radio in Farah City.

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In Chahar Baqh village – Farah, Fariba Sharifi, a peace leader, mediated a domestic conflict and rebuild the relationship between 9 members of two families.