The peaceful relationship between CEFFA Mak and EFA+
I’m Zra, a second-year student at EFA+ in Mokolo. We have maintained good relationships with our friends in CEFFAMAK, in the district of Tokombere for 2 years 2016/2017.
The exchanges allowed both our schools to build a positive relationship thanks to the study trips.
Through our educational exchanges we have become more aware of the importance of education and our training, which will allow us to work more independently and to better integrate ourselves in the working world.
Various games like mixed soccer tournaments have improved social cohesion, and have allowed us to get to know those around us, and live in harmony.
The organization of the traditional dance competitions; Mafa, Kapsiki, Moufou, Guiziga, Guidar, Mada, Toupouri, Moudang have shown us the value of our cultures and those of other people.
This has given us the opportunity to have cultural exchanges. The organization of round tables about entrepreneurship gave us the groundwork to help us to start a business and helped us to develop business plans.
The study trips in different communities in the region have given us the opportunity to meet people.
There is one major obstacle, which is the extremism which still exists in our region. It reduces the circulation of goods and of people, and to the point that some of our activities couldn’t be done.
To overcome this obstacle, surveillance from armed government forces, will assure the security of the people here, allowing us to go about our activities.
The different activities that were organized had a positive impact on the way we live our lives in our society and on the way we cooperate with those around us.
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