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On Wednesday June 15, 2015, PAWA 254 hosted the International Center for Transitional Justice for a consultative forum. The forum that centered on ICTJ’s forthcoming booklet titled, Learning from the Past: an Exploration of Truth, Justice, and Reconciliation in Kenya, sought to engage young people in Kenya about their recent past, drawing from the Truth, Justice and Reconciliation Commission (TJRC) final report. Read more on the event here.

The Kenya Institute of Curriculum Development (KICD) was also seeking views on how to reform the curriculum in such a way that allows young people to engage more critically with issues around justice, social cohesion and peace in the classroom.

The event had lively discussions under the hashtag #LearningFromOurPast as seen on the PAWA 254 twitter handle.

 

Since 2011, at the request of TJRC, ICTJ has been working to develop an adaption of the final TJRC report that would be relevant and interesting for young people. It is designed to be a guide for young people and educators to learn about and discuss issues relevant to preventing conflict, building democracy and social cohesion in Kenya today, considering the crucial role young people have to play in achieving peace and shaping and strengthening Kenya’s democracy.

We are on the lookout for the ICTJ’s booklet and hope that the curriculum developers will incorporate more of the views from this forum and history into the educational curriculum.