There are difficult global challenges facing the world in the 21st century – increasing international trade, protecting the environment, sharing advances in science and technology, struggles to ensure basic human rights for all. For much of the world’s population it is a day to day struggle to survive. Poverty hunger and disease prevent much of Africa from becoming a part off the developed world. This proposal is expressly written for Caring for Kaela. ABOUT CFKCFK is a Christian relief and development organization created to raise children out of poverty by strengthening individuals with the skills needed to become the solution to their own problems. We strengthen the communities where we work by promoting self-sustained, people-centered approaches to development and building the foundation for peaceful and productive societies.
In post colonial Africa, only Etiopia and Liberia retained their freedom. Chad, like all the other West African countries was given to France. Landlocked, Central Africa Twice the size of TexasArab Muslims in the northChristians in the southCulturally & Geographically DiverseCivil War since independence in 1960Infrastrucurally UnderdevelopedConstant Political Upheaval
Part I of this project seeks to build the capacity of civil society actively engaged in civic empowerment to prepare the population for the next presidential elections of 2011 through the development and use of one common national civic education curriculumPart II of this project seeks to disseminate the national civic education curriculum through newspaper publications targeting youths, giving particular attention to Northern Chad and areas with little to no coverage by NGOs working on civic education.
Civic Engagement "Civic engagement means working to make a difference in the civic life of our communities and developing the combination of knowledge, skills, values and motivation to make that difference.” Citation: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Civic_engagementCivitas: An International Civic Education Exchange Program a. “We the People: Project Citizen is a curricular program for middle, secondary, and post-secondary students, youth organizations, and adult groups that promotes competent and responsible participation in government. The program helps participants learn how to monitor and influence public policy. In the process, they develop support for democratic values and principles, tolerance, and feelings of political efficacy.” Citation: www.civiced.orgFacing Our History and Ourselves Community Engagement: “Facing History has been reaching out to those wider communities-providing occasions to study the past, explore new ideas and approaches, and develop practical models for civic engagement that link history to the challenges of an increasingly interconnected world of choices.” Citation: www.facinghistory.orgImplementation of Civitas and Facing Our History in Chad Civitas and Facing Our History promotes civic engagement (main goal voting) by educating the youth in Chad about their history in addition to aiming to advance education for democratic citizenship as well as have a positive impact on participants’ political knowledge, attitudes, values and participation in upcoming elections.
Cross Cultural DimensionsCivil unrest is not a problem What’s going on not only affects the inhabitants but also surrounding countries and nations. Unified systems of govt. will have an impact on solutions across
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Promoting Civic Outcomes for Chadian Youth
Civil War since
independence in 1960
Exchange of Power
1st President of Chad
Civil War (1965),
Overthrown by own
Survived 2 Coup attempts
(3rd Term for
Chadian Youth in Context
The development and
implementation of a
curriculum to educate
Chadian youth about
local and political
to engage their
participation in the
• 3 main parties, lack of true partnership, no inclusive government, lack
• 2 new committees, reparations, positive conflict resolution
• local districts vs. provincial, People’s Representative Council,
continuing national and local discussions on goals and processes
• Ethinic war, issues of citizenship and nationhood
• Civil liberties regained, political parties legalized, national elections in
• Age: 16-24
• Capital city of N’Djamena, Northern Chad, & areas
of no coverage by NGOs working on civic education
• Phase 1: Coordination of Curriculum (Washington,
Fact finding and consensus building
• Phase 2: Development of Curriculum (N’Djamena,
Fact finding, consensus building, & curriculum
• Phase 3: Implementation and assessment of
Curriculum (N’Djamena, Chad)
Implementation, project review and assessment
• Links history &
new ideas to
• learn how to
By educating the youth
in Chad about their
history in addition to
aiming to advance
participants will be
positively impacted in
the areas of political
values and participation
in upcoming elections.
create pedagogical tools adapted to the Chadian context.
produce a timeline & develop benchmarks
gain knowledge of politics, democracy and civil society.
gain knowledge of social issues.
develop the belief that they can make a difference in their
participate in project review and assessment.
begin to actively engage in politics and community affairs
possess increased capacity to monitor election activities.
possess increased awareness and use of fraud prevention
International Crisis Group. (2008, September 24). Chad: A New Conflict Resolution Framework.
Retrieved December 4, 2008, from http://www.crisisgroup.org/home/index.cfm?id=5694&l=1
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