Meet our champion for peace Rodium Alexander as she speaks about the YP3 project
In our latest blog series “These are our champions for peace”, students share their experiences as they go through training through the European Union funded Youth Power for Peace and Prosperity project and bring ultimate change in their communities in Mozambique. Meet our champion: Rodium Alexander from Mozambique.
“Before enrolling at Young Africa Mozambique , I had a low self esteem . I did not know how to interact with other young people and the community in general. I had little to no knowledge on the production of crops , how to identify diseases ,find out their origin and methods of combatting them. Now all this I can do after acquiring the knowledge from the training I had.
I had the honor of participating in the transformational leadership , active citizenship, peacebuilding in communities and psychosocial support trainings. These trainings have helped me become an equipped leader. I see myself as an influential person now among young people in my community. We have youth clubs where we engage on topics such as gender-based violence as well as sexual and reproductive health education. Through the psychosocial support training I had the privilege to learning how to help and strengthen my community. We learnt how to deal with challenges such as cyclones or natural disasters like Cyclone Idai which I experienced. Through my work in my community and the gained skills, I now mentor and empower young girls in my community.”
The YP3 project is a consortium between Young Africa International, Young Africa Mozambique and the Foundation for Community Development and is funded by The European Union. The project empowers youths with increased entrepreneurship and employability skills. That way youths have the ability to raise their voice and so they become agents of change in their community.