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  • Landlocked, Central Africa
    Twice the size of Texas
    Culturally & Geographically Diverse
    Civil War since independence in 1960
    Infrastrucurally Underdeveloped
    Constant Political Upheaval
  • 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_engagement
    Civitas: 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.org
    Facing 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.org
    Implementation 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.
     
  • Kaela's Cause powerpoint

    1. 1. Promoting Civic Outcomes for Chadian Youth HEHD 806 Terricka Alexander SaMaria Ashford Tanisha English Kawana Woodson
    2. 2.      Landlocked, Central Africa Culturally & Geographically Diverse Civil War since independence in 1960 Underdeveloped Infrastructure Constant Political Upheaval
    3. 3. Historical Violent Exchange of Power Current Situation
    4. 4. Chadian Youth in Context The development and implementation of a curriculum to educate Chadian youth about local and political processes and to engage their participation in the upcoming election
    5. 5. • POWER-SHARING – Zimbabwe • 3 main parties, lack of true partnership, no inclusive government, lack of trust – Kenya • 2 new committees, reparations, positive conflict resolution • DECENTRALIZATION – Indonesia • local districts vs. provincial, People’s Representative Council, continuing national and local discussions on goals and processes • PEACE AGREEMENTS – Ghana • • Ethinic war, issues of citizenship and nationhood RESTORATION – Nigeria • Civil liberties regained, political parties legalized, national elections in place
    6. 6.  Target Population: • Age: 16-24 • Capital city of N’Djamena, Northern Chad, & areas of no coverage by NGOs working on civic education  Methodology: • Phase 1: Coordination of Curriculum (Washington, DC)  Fact finding and consensus building • Phase 2: Development of Curriculum (N’Djamena, Chad)  Fact finding, consensus building, & curriculum development • Phase 3: Implementation and assessment of Curriculum (N’Djamena, Chad)  Implementation, project review and assessment
    7. 7. By educating the youth By educating the youth in Chad about their in Chad about their history in addition to history in addition to aiming to advance aiming to advance education for education for democratic citizenship democratic citizenship participants will be participants will be positively impacted in positively impacted in the areas of political the areas of political knowledge, attitudes, knowledge, attitudes, values and values and participation in participation in upcoming elections. upcoming elections.
    8. 8.  Project will:  create pedagogical tools adapted to the Chadian context.  produce a timeline & develop benchmarks  Youth will:  gain knowledge of politics, democracy and civil society.  gain knowledge of social issues.  develop the belief that they can make a difference in their homeland.  participate in project review and assessment.  begin to actively engage in politics and community affairs  Chadians will:  possess increased capacity to monitor election activities.  possess increased awareness and use of fraud prevention safeguards.
    9. 9.        • • • • • •  www.caringforkaela.org http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Civic_engagement http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chad www.facingourhistory.org 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 http://www.nytimes.com/ref/college/collegespecial2/coll_aascu_defi.html http://www.nytimes.com/ref/college/collegespecial2/coll_aascu_civicresources.html http://www.apa.org/ed/slce/civicengagement.html http://www.mc.maricopa.edu/other/engagement/Journal/ http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Civic_engagement http://www.securitycouncilreport.org/site/c.glKWLeMTIsG/b.2873273/ http://caringforkaela.org/files/file/08_09_24%20SC%20RES%201834.pdf Finkel, S. (2002). Civic education and the mobilization of political Participation in developing democracies. The Journal of Politics, 64(4), 994-1020. Gable, E. (2000). The culture development club: Youth, neo-tradition, and the construction of society in guinea-bissau. Anthropology Quarterly, 73(4, Youth and the Social Imagination in Africa, Part 2), 195-203
    10. 10.        • • • • • •  www.caringforkaela.org http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Civic_engagement http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chad www.facingourhistory.org 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 http://www.nytimes.com/ref/college/collegespecial2/coll_aascu_defi.html http://www.nytimes.com/ref/college/collegespecial2/coll_aascu_civicresources.html http://www.apa.org/ed/slce/civicengagement.html http://www.mc.maricopa.edu/other/engagement/Journal/ http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Civic_engagement http://www.securitycouncilreport.org/site/c.glKWLeMTIsG/b.2873273/ http://caringforkaela.org/files/file/08_09_24%20SC%20RES%201834.pdf Finkel, S. (2002). Civic education and the mobilization of political Participation in developing democracies. The Journal of Politics, 64(4), 994-1020. Gable, E. (2000). The culture development club: Youth, neo-tradition, and the construction of society in guinea-bissau. Anthropology Quarterly, 73(4, Youth and the Social Imagination in Africa, Part 2), 195-203

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