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iRespect Club Conflict Resolution Training

iRespect Club Conflict Resolution Training

iRespect Conflict Mediation Workshop Participants -Iron Factory Community

iRespect Conflict Mediation Workshop Participants -Iron Factory Community

Liberia has experienced some forms of intolerance among citizens. These either take root from tribal,religious and  political differences, sometimes different views too. The entire civil-war period in Liberia from 1989 to 2003 must have share reasons on differences.  Sinoe County, a home to Liberia’s Biodiversity is secretly divided among tribal groups, each claiming to be indigenous owner. These differences stretch beyond wealth of the County,unto hate. This is not the only County involved. In more instances during Liberia crises between 1989 and 2003, the identity of tribe could sustain ones life or terminate one existence. Even houses were burned, homes looted and citizens amputated based on these grounds,tribal revenge was a dominate issue in Liberia’s many year of civil unrest.  In 2004 a sudden friction erupted between Christians and Muslims destroying lives and good worth of property.  Owning to these happenings, iRepsect was established to promote tribal and cross-cultural understandings and cooperation.  iRespect has been effective at number of high schools and communities through the iRespect Club.

Hand shake is a sign of cooperation

Hand shake is a sign of cooperation

It has promoted  tolerance and happiness among students and youths of diverse backgrounds. To date iRespect Clubs have conducted conflict resolution training, initiated soccer tournament to promote peaceful co-existence among community dwellers and youths of different backgrounds.

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