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Chiwere is a community under the Traditional Authority Chiwere in Mvera, Dowa District, in the Central Region of Malawi in African Continent which has a rich cultural background rooted in traditional practices and beliefs, with different tribes like Chewa, Ngoni, Tumbuka, Lhomwe, Tonga etc. However, the main tribe in this community is Chewa with some traditional dances as Nyau and Chitelera. Furthermore, the economy of the area has deep roots in agriculture, with farming being a primary occupation for many residents and maize as a main food crop. Chiwere community as part of Dowa district, is a hilly community with gentle slopes and experiences a humid subtropical highland climate zone. Politically, Chiwere community as in Dowa district is affiliated to the Malawi Congress Party. Chiwere community is privileged to be surrounded with some historical importance like Mvera mission hospital, Andrew Murray primary school and Mvera mission church which was first established in 1889 by Andrew Charles Murray, Kaso hill where the Holy Bible was first translated to Chichewa and also Thuma forest reserve.
MISSION: The mission of establishing Chiwere a city of peace community is to foster a culture of understanding, tolerance and cooperation among residents to create a harmonious and safe living environment for all. VISION: Chiwere community envision to become a model community that exemplifies the values of peace, tolerance and solidarity, serving as a beacon of hope and inspiration for other cities and regions around the world.
Promote dialogue and understanding through implementation of programs and initiatives that foster open communication, mediation and conflict resolution skills. Strengthen social cohesion and solidarity by fostering collaboration, cooperation and shared responsibility. Promote environmental sustainability practices that protect the natural resources, ecosystems and biodiversity. Advocate for peace, human rights and social justice. Collaborate with local organisations, businesses, schools and government agencies to create a network of support and solidarity. Educate and raise awareness about the importance of peace, human rights and social justice. Implement crime prevention programs, neighborhood watch initiatives and community policing strategies. Offer support services for victims of violence and promote a zero-tolerance towards any form of aggression or discrimination.
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He is a holder of Diploma in Education Science and doing Bachelor of Education Science, has been trained in peace building and human rights protection, has military experience and is experienced in social work where he is a youth, women and environmental activist to empower youth and women in education, GBV prevention, SRHR, culture and environmental protection.
Yes, I approve the guidelines for an International City of Peace and will provide four or more additional approved signatures of community Peace Team members (see next registration field). "A culture of peace is a set of values, attitudes, traditions and modes of behavior and ways of life based on respect for life, ending of violence and promotion and practice of non-violence through education, dialogue and cooperation. Tenets include: Full respect for and promotion of all human rights and fundamental freedoms; Commitment to peaceful settlement of conflicts; Efforts to meet the developmental and environmental needs of present and future generations; Respect for and promotion of the right to development; Respect for and promotion of equal rights and opportunities for women and men; Respect for and promotion of the right of everyone to freedom of expression, opinion and information; Adherence to the principles of freedom, justice, democracy, tolerance, solidarity, cooperation, pluralism, cultural diversity, dialogue and understanding at all levels of society and among nations; and fostered by an enabling national and international environment conducive to peace." In addition, the Golden Rule - "Do for others as you would have them do for you" -- provides a unity proposition for personal, local and global peace.
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