We take great pleasure in informing you that a group of young individuals together with Centre for Peacebuilding and Reconciliation (CPBR) have decided to launch an initiative called ‘Young Visionaries’.
Our reflections and learning in the peace and conflict transformation initiatives with affiliated youth groups have inspired us to develop an innovative approach to get the true commitment of the youth, which is beyond the customary NGO project routine. As a result CPBR has joined hands with a group of Young Visionaries to initiate a discourse with other like-minded young individuals and youth groups/organisations to identify a distinctive strategy which can bring social justice and change.
We intend to initiate this process through a drama and music workshop creating safe space for the youth to identify their vision, mission and strategy, towards creating a more inclusive society which is comfortable for all. This will take place on the Sunday 17 August 2008 at Badrawathy Maha Vidyala (Maha Mathya Vidyala), Colombo 05 at 9am – 4pm.
On the day of the launch, the organising committee intends to identify the core group and the sub committees for the next six months. We recommend that you confirm your participation on or before 14 Thursday 2008.
We hope you will share this information with youth groups, individuals who’d be interested in finding their own space/voice within the social/conflict transformation processes in Sri Lanka.