Empowering Change: Our Journey to Western Kenya for Anti-Violence Education

Written by: 
Angela Goertzen


This week a team of nine volunteers is embarking on a transformative journey to Western Kenya. Their mission? To spread a powerful message of anti-violence education and empower communities to break free from the cycle of violence.

Ending Violence Educators (EVE) aims to make a lasting impact in the lives of those affected by violence. They believe that education is the key to change, and they’re ready to put their beliefs into action. A belief that we can all live in a world where violence is not considered common place.

Working alongside local organizations, schools, and community leaders, the team
will host workshops to initiate vital conversations about violence prevention, collaboratively challenging the status quo, and brainstorming ideas of creating safer, more harmonious communities and families.

This journey won’t be without its challenges. Navigating cultural differences, language barriers, and complex social dynamics is no small feat. Yet, it is precisely these obstacles that drive our volunteers forward. They understand that lasting change is born from a place of understanding and respect for the communities they seek to serve.

Over the coming weeks, this blog will provide a window into their experiences. You’ll hear firsthand accounts of their encounters, triumphs, and, undoubtedly, moments of doubt. Through their stories, we hope to inspire not only awareness but also action. The lessons they learn and share will resonate far beyond the borders of Western Kenya, sparking conversations and igniting change around the world.

Join us as we follow this remarkable team on their quest to spread the message of anti-violence education. Together, we can be part of a movement that empowers individuals and communities to break free from the shackles of violence and build a brighter, more peaceful future for all.

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