Hi there. Can I tell you what I dream of doing?
I want to strengthen radicalization and violent extremism resilience among young people in learning institutions by offering timely psychosocial support through effective peer counseling.
It's all part of making a better world.
Vulnerable students will get effective, timely and easily accessible psychosocial support from well trained, organized and competent support network of peer counselors/educators. This will ensure appropriate intervention forestalling descent into full blown radicalization and violent extremism drastically reducing the number of youths joining and sympathizing with violent extremist organizations.
This is really going to help people.
The impact of my vision will be mainly felt by the local community, young people and security personnel living and working in Kenyas North Eastern Region where radicalization and violent extremism is more pronounced due to porosity of Kenya-Somalia border.
It's not just about having an idea though - here are the things I know I can achieve:
Increase the number and effectiveness of peer counselors offering peer support network
Increase the number of young people accessing effectual psychosocial support
Reduce the number of youths joining and sympathizing with violent extremist organizations
I'm going to make this happen, and this is how I know it'll make a difference.
1. User surveys
2. Learning institutions guidance and counseling department reports
3. Security reports
Thanks for listening to me. Will you help me build a better world?