African Renaissance Network
PREPARATION FOR THE PEACE and DIALOGUE CARAVAN
ITINERARY OF THE PEACE AND DIALOGUE CARAVAN.
We are in contact with the Ministry of Regional integration who are expected to inform Economic Community of West African States about the Youth Peace Caravan.
Appendix to the Peace and dialogue Caravan programme.
Night Stop Overs.
During night stop overs, story telling on the culture, history and faith of the people is foreseen and delegates enabled to interact with the communities to learn and appreciate the different cultures. Arrangements will be made where possible, to visit as well, Mosques, Churches, and Shrines of African traditional religion and other monuments that will add value to the project
-Short Stop Overs. These will be used to pay courtesy calls to Religious and Traditional rulers as well as political leaders.
Stop overs in the different towns where people will be received by traditional rulers, dance groups as well as religious leaders. Papers will be presented on the culture of the different groups and sharing entertained.
- Four nights are foreseen in different parts of Nigeria during which, participants will stay in homes to help them learn about other peoples culture and or faith. The traditional Story Telling of Africans will be employed by elders in the different homes.
One night is foreseen in these communities and the different faith will be explored.
Welcome and courtesy calls will also be made to the different Traditional rulers, Political leaders, and Leaders of different faiths.
Togo and Burkina Faso. These will each have the same pattern and the same process as in Benin Republic will be repeated.
Note. All the participants on the Bus ride would converge at one point of commencement and begin the Caravan from there. This is to enable participants have access to the same information and exposure.
The exchange in Mali is expected to last for one week. People will be given an exposure in the rich inter-cultural and religious experience of the Malian people for 2 days. This will be followed by a retreat at a quiet place to encourage and learn of the Inter-dependence in nature. This will be through sports, community living.
After the Mali visit, there will be an evaluation. This will be based on
the content and feeling on the outcome of the meeting. A poster competition to encourage co-existence will also be launched and produced for all the countries. We will explore the possibility of using the language of the communities involved.
This cost will be transferred to the 3rd phase of the programme.
Participants return to their homes and make arrangements to share with their different communities on their experiences during the peace journey and a practical model of sustaining harmonious co-existence and dialogue between communities. (March, 2003)
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