Country: South Sudan | Date Range: Fall 2015
Some pastoral communities in South Sudan have for a long time encouraged cultures of violence. These cultures are problematic as they incite youth to engage in violent activities that disturb communal peace and interfere with development in these communities. Education Bridge believes using educational seminars and workshops that introduce youth to non-violent means of conflict resolution and negotiation is one of the ways to break these destructive practices and encourage positive community engagement. Founder, Majak Anyieth, an undergraduate student at the University of Notre Dame, envisions Education Bridge to become a bright spot for peace-building exercises in the face of the aftermath of civil war and subsequent uprisings, tribal tensions, religious differences, and land disputes in South Sudan.