CECOE has identified sports and cultural activities as important contributers to peace and conflict resolution. When the youth constantly engage in sporting activities, it helps narrow their differences and cultivates harmonious coexistence. We engage local leaders to organize cultural events between communities, as well as sports, particularly football as it is quite popular and easy to learn. Football also ensures wider participation and is not too demanding in terms of resources.
In areas where we have implemented these activities, there has been restoration of peace and harmonious coexistence. With more support from our partners, we are assured of a prosperous, peaceful future in areas such as Kerio valley, Marakwet and Pokot where conflicts have fueled animosity and led to impoverishment of communities.