It is easier to straighten a tree while still young than when it is grown up – goes an African saying. CECORE agrees that young people are the leaders of tomorrow. However, they need to grow up into responsible adults and this cannot be achieved if they grow up with sense of violence. It is upon this, that CECORE equips young people (children and youth) with peace building and conflict transformation skills, non violence practice, creative and alternative means of resolving conflicts in order to instill a culture of peace.
CECORE often works with the Family and Child Protection Unit of Police and teachers on its peace education programme – such as in Kawempe Division - Kampala. The intervention arose from the numerous requests by teachers and the Police Unit to CECORE to address the increasing rates of moral decay, human rights abuses and poor performances in schools