In responding to the global call to contain COVID-19, GNRC member in DR Congo, Bureau d'informations, Formations Échanges et Recherches pour le Développement (BIFERD), is working with African Rescue Vision (ARV) and the Medical Department of the Community of Baptist Churches in Eastern DR Congo (55th CEBCE) to equip the community with proper knowledge on ways to prevent infection and spread of the virus.

Dear Members and Friends of the GNRC,

Over the last three months, the world has been stunned by anxiety as it witnesses the growing pandemic caused by the coronavirus. We are now shaken by the reality that the next months will be challenging for everyone. The impact on socio-economic conditions globally is unimaginable.

Under the banner “Values of our Faith: How Best to Relate with Each Other,” GNRC–South Africa held a robust workshop on 26th January 2020 for experts focusing on children and youth development. The Curries Fountain boardroom in Durban played host to the workshop that kicked off with remarks by GNRC Coordinator for South Africa, Ms Saydoon Nisa Sayed.


Under the Family Resilience Project, Arigatou International–Nairobi in partnership with Global Community Resilience Fund (GCERF), the Goldin Institute, Islamic Foundation Kenya, the Nation Media Group and other partners supported teachers and community women leaders to conduct several community forums with school children and youth in the month of February 2020. The forums discussed issues of radicalization and violent extremism as a concern to sustainable peace and development. The events were conducted in Pumwani, Nairobi and Kisauni, Mombasa counties of Kenya. 2,530 youth and children participated in the workshops including 421 teachers, faith leaders, parents and local leaders.