Über Changemaker SibeSibe was nominated for the International Children’s Peace Prize 2017. He lives in Gokana, Nigeria. In his community there is a lot of violence between different groups of people. This leads to injured children as well as a lot of fear by children. Sibe is a peace agent - he wants to promote peace and thus advocates against discrimination. With his project, Sibe wants to inspire other children and youth to also advocate for peace. He will train other children to become peace agents as well. He wants to make young people aware of their role in the promotion of peace and gender equality in their communities and how they can use the platform to raise awareness.
What is the problem? Sibe lives in Gokana, Nigeria. This town is home to a few groups that are constantly fighting with each other. They cause a lot of discrimination and violence in Sibe’s neighborhood. Children and adults get injured or even die. As a result, both children and adults live in fear, and are afraid to leave their houses.
The groups in Sibe’s neighborhood try to recruit children so they will join the group. Therefore, the groups continue to exist, just like discrimination and violence.
Sibe wants to end the discrimination and violence in his neighborhood and is taking action.
What will Sibe do? Sibe is going to continue his Action Developer project: his social clubs to combat cultism. To teach the children that it is not okay to use violence and to promote education. In his Fund Catcher he wants to grow his social club from 50 to 150 members. He will organize more activities for the clubs such as debates, contests etc. to attract more people.