Leadership And Consultative Workshop

Antananrivo Madagascar

This year, the Leadership and Consultative Workshop was held at Antananarivo, Madagascar and ushered 34 students to a successful life changing program. The project involved various activities such as; a meeting with the senate of Antananarivo, Movement building at Andasibe Forest, A visit to the medicine students at the University, workshop training of SCM Members.

The workshop addressed various topics which enhanced the knowledge of the participants and boosted their leadership capacities at different institutional levels.

It also expedited the different relations between the SCM, the government and the church positioning the movement at a favorable stance to impact the society.

WSCF Youth Conference On Peace-Building In The Middle East

Our appeal to our fellow Christian youth is to accept others who do not share our beliefs. The acceptance of others will help create a world of peace where all people can live together. By accepting each other, we can start to create an equal society that values each individual no matter what ethnicity, gender or religion they belong to. This equality will bring justice for those that have been oppressed, attacked and/or displaced from their homes. It is our responsibility, as young people, to take a stand and help bring this world of peace into ours.”

This was the urgent call of some 45 youth and students from the Middle East and around the world who gathered in Cairo, Egypt on 31 July to 4 August 2017 for the WSCF Youth Conference on

Report on the Churches Witnessing With Migrants - 8th International Consultation, 25-27 June 2017 in Berlin, Germany.

Introduction

On the 25th to the 27th of June 2017, the 8th International Consultation of Churches Witnessing With Migrants (CWWM8) took place in Berlin, Germany in time for the 10th Global Forum on Migration and Development (GFMD) which Germany co-chairs with Morocco until December 2018 and Douglas Tigere was part of the delegation representing the World Student Christian Federation - Africa Region (WSCF - AF).


The Churches Witnessing With Migrants (CWWM) is an international platform for advocacy and forthright action focused on global migration, particularly forced migration in all its forms. It is organized as a tripartite body of equals that includes migrants and representatives of migrant-serving and faith-based organizations from

Introduction

The Student Christian Movement of Zimbabwe (SCMZ) was represented by Samantha Moyo at the two-week long leadership training that was held in Lolongwe, Malawi from the 24th of July to the 3rd of August 207. The 10-day capacity building workshop run under, “Eco-School on Water, Food, Health and Climate Justice,” was co-organized by two WCC initiatives, the Ecumenical Water Network and Ecumenical Advocacy Alliance and its main objective was to build the capacities of young people and raise awareness on Climate Justice, Water and Food. The Eco-School reflects the WCC’s commitment to helping youth fulfill a defining role in building resilient and transformative communities.


Participants present for the training

A total of thirty

On 25th to 27th June 2017, the 8th Consultation of Churches Witnessing with Migrants (CWWM8) took place in Berlin for the 10th Global Forum on Migration and Development. Douglas Tigere was the WSCF-Africa representative. 48 participants from 29 countries attended the 8th International Consultation of CWWM.

CWWM is an occasion to take a solid look at proposals for global compacts, on migrants and refugees, based on the New York Declaration of the High Level Summit on Migrants and Refugees held in New York in September 2016. The Consultation was also meant to discuss the current myths on migration and refugees, that are prevalent in mainstream media as well as amplifying the experiences and lessons of local communities and institutions in

A relationship that has been identified with designation of common goals, priorities and programs was spiced up with a visit to the WSCF- regional office. The pilgrimage service brought together eight UCC partner organization.

The Regional office courtesy of United Church of Canada has been on a journey to conduct Leadership and Consultative Workshop in Sierra Leone, Liberia, Madagascar and Rwanda. The program has already been implemented in Sierra Leone, Liberia and Madagascar and has seen through a successful training of ninety two (92) Student Christian Leaders.

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