COMMUNITY ENGAGEMENT, RECONCILIATION AND FORGIVENESS IN THE NORTHEAST.
THE PLACE OF THE KUKAH CENTRE (TKC)
The Kukah Centre (TKC) on 29th of August, 2019, hosted four members of the International Organization for Migration (IOM). They were put through on the Centre’s activities thus far in the areas of “Community Engagement, Reconciliation and Forgiveness”. They expressed their appreciations for TKC’s dynamics as they looked forward for more encounters between the two organizations.
Community Engagement, Reconciliation and Forgiveness in the Northeast is a timely intervention and a brave initiative by the International Organization for Migration (IOM) for the peaceful co-existence of victims and perpetrators of violent extremism.
The Kukah Centre over the years has been engaged in activities and programmes that speak to and impact the lives of common Nigerians. Our Mission as a Centre is guided by our core areas of engagement: Faith, Leadership, and Public Policy.
The Centre carried out community assessment in 9 LGAs, three each in Adamawa, Borno and Yobe states in 2017. We prepared communities to understand the nature of the conflict and the need to forgive and prepare for eventual reintegration of both victims and perpetrators. As a think tank Centre, we believe that it is vital to make community reintegration as part of the National School Curriculum.