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FPCC Launches First Virtual ‘Mind & Heart Dialogue' Training Series to Support Faith Leaders During COVID-19 in Eastern and Southern Africa
Screen shot of some of the Inter-Faith participants wearing different hats as an ice-breaker in the Virtual ‘Mind & Heart Dialogue Training” Series to Support Faith Leaders During COVID-19. Source: FPCC ESAR Training, Nov 2020
5 DECEMBER 2020 - In response to the ‘Info-demic’ and other social challenges posed by the COVID-19 pandemic, the Faith and Positive Change for Children, Families and Communities (FPCC) hosted its first of six COVID-19 training webinars for religious leaders and faith-based organizations (FBOs) in Eastern and Southern Africa Region (ESAR) on 10 and 11 November, 2020. Spaced over two months, the webinar series aims to equip multi-faith actors to address harmful myths and rumors, counteract stigma and discrimination and violence against children, and strengthen partnerships with each other and UNICEF to improve the wellbeing of children, families and communities.
According to Dr. Francis Kuria, head of the African Council of Religious Leaders - Religions for Peace (ACRL-RfP), “this event is a significant moment in the journey ACRL has been taking with UNICEF and Joint Learning Initiative on Faith and Local Communities (JLI), when, for the first time the FPCC Initiative is moving from strategy, pilots and backend designs and planning at global and regional level to the actual frontlines.”
In Rwanda, children sit in a Circle of Dialogue to discuss important social issues such as health, hygiene, sanitation and HIV.