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The GNRC Secretary General, Dr. Mustafa Y. Ali met with Ms. Saydoon Sayed and Sr. Gladonald Chikelue, coordinators of GNRC South Africa and Nigeria respectively, at the Arigatou International Nairobi offices on 31st August 2017. Also present during the meeting was Dr. Dorcas Kiplagat, GNRC’s Network and Programs Coordinator. They discussed many issues including ways to strengthen the GNRC Network in the two countries and Africa as a whole.

GNRC member in Lebanon, the People's Assembly for People (Annas Linnas), visited the Katermaya camp in Chouf, Lebanon on 29th August 2017. The purpose of the call was to empathize with the situation of the refugees in the camps and to console them. Amal Association for Education, an Italian non-governmental organisation, also took part in the visit.

Asociatia Sol Mentis, a GNRC member in Romania, in partnership with Romanian Business Consult (RBC) and Savanna have obtained accreditation for the improved version (52h and 13credits) of the continuing training programme "Learning To Live Together" for teachers in schools. The approval was initiated on 8th September 2017 by order of the National Education Minister no. 4586/09.08.2017.

GNRC–Kenya through Building Resilience Against Violent Extremism (BRAVE) participated in a workshop in Minna, Nigeria from 24th July to 28th July 2017, to contribute to the development of counter-narratives against Boko Haram Narratives. The five-day workshop dubbed, “Reviewing Contents and Approaches in Responding to Extremists’ Narratives”, was conducted to explore sustainable solutions to the extremism threat in Nigeria and West Africa.

“The government has failed to comply with international commitments to ensure the protection of children’s rights.” This was a unified voice echoed by Child Rights Movement (CRM) officials during a media briefing on Pakistan’s Commitment to securing Children Rights on 26th August 2017 at Lahore, Pakistan.

GNRC–South Africa in partnership with Religions for Peace and Info4africa held a peace awareness forum for youth themed Mutual Respect -Understanding Self and Others on 22nd August 2017 at the Manning Road Methodist Church Hall, Durban, South Africa.

Every year, Sol Mentis, a member of GNRC, is invited to implement Learning to Live Together (LTLT) program by public schools in Pantelimon, Bucharest, during summer school. The activity is mostly organized for the destitute children in the community. This year’s training focused on violence against and among children as a step towards implementing the Fifth Forum commitments reached in Panama, in May 2017. GNRC–Romania conducted 40 sessions, reaching one hundred and fifty (150) Romanian and Roma students aged between 6 and 14.

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