The Diocese of Matana of the Anglican Church of Burundi has been regularly organizing a football competition between different groups of young people in the three communes of Matana, Mugamba and Songa to build unity and support work together for peace in these localities.
Supported by the Diocese, youth leaders in the Diocese have initiated associations through which daily issues and challenges can be discussed with a view to finding solutions and from which activities can emerge and be developed.
Agnes who heads up CJP, Youth Club for Peace said that they decided to fight against ignorance as it is a major challenge among youth. The CJP organizes training sessions and meetings for those in charge of associations. Income generating activities have emerged such as a small soap factory and the breeding of goats, while others are involved in transport.
Open to all young people in the community the associations keep youth in positive and creative activities and training that build peace and harmony.