“When the conflict took place, everybody lost. The only way to bring our students together was education”
Naboth Okadie is the headteacher of Bishop Okiring Kanumeru school near Mount Elgon in Kenya. In the film below he describes how the school he leads and the community it serves are recovering from the traumatic effects of conflict.
Child militia, rape, inter-community warfare meant that the students, families and teachers have had to rebuild the concept of school, of education, of learning with love, from the ground up.
The school council, involvement of families, play, music and sport are all cited as crucial factors in developing the school. They are gradually helping to move beyond conflict and refocusing students on the importance of peace.
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- More information on the school, looking at its role in developing world class athletes, can be found on the BBC World Class website
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