Invitation to young Africans to apply for Scholarships to Study Peacebuilding in Rwanda
We are pleased to announce the availability of scholarships for 7 competent African international students who would like to pursue the 3-year Honors Bachelor’s degree in Peace-Building and Development from October 2019 at our Huye campus (See the program description attached). This scholarship program aims to is provide young people from African countries, especially but not limited to those in the Great Lakes Region, with high quality training in peace-building and development, thereby fostering a network of “peace-builders” across national boundaries. Currently, students from nine different countries are actively taking part in the program. Successful applicants will receive the full amount of tuition fees and medical insurance expenses for 3 years. Travel and living expenses required for studying in Huye must be covered by the student or his/her own sponsor rather than PIASS.
The successful applicants must be not more than 35 years of age; have completed high school education with at least two principal passes or equivalent results; and demonstrate a proven track record of engaging in peace and development related activities.
The applicant is required to submit all the following documents compiled in one PDF document:
- Filled PIASS application form (downloadable from http://www.piass.ac.rw/; Application fees are not required.)
- Notarized copy of national examination certificate
- Copies of secondary school transcripts (the last 3 years)
- Copies of other training certificates/diplomas (if any)
- Copy of passport
- Passport-size color photograph
- Letter of motivation written in English by the applicant him/herself
- Two recommendation letters written in English or French
Application deadline: September 10, 2019
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Invitation to young Rwandas: Apply for Partial Scholarships to Study Peace-Building and Development
We are pleased to announce availability of partial scholarships for 10 well-motivated and competent Rwandan students who would like to pursue the 3-year Honors Bachelor’s degree in Peace-Building and Development from October 2019 at our Huye campus (See the program description attached). Currently, students from Rwanda, Burundi, Uganda, the DR Congo, Tanzania, South Sudan, Nigeria, Malawi and Japan are studying in this Bachelor’s degree program whose main aim is to foster a regional network of “peace-builders” across national boundaries.
Successful applicants will receive half (50%) of the tuition fees and annual registration fees (RWF 172,500/year) for three years. Accommodation and other living expenses required for studying in Huye as well as fees for internship and dissertation project during the final year (RWF 150,000) must be covered by the student or his/her own sponsor rather than PIASS.
The successful applicants must:
* Be not more than 35 years of age;
* have completed high school education with at least two principal passes or equivalent results; and
* demonstrate a proven track record of engaging in peace and development related activities.
The applicant is required to submit:
* Filled PIASS application form (which can be downloaded from http://www.piass.ac.rw/; Application fees are not required for those who have not been selected.)
* Notarized copy of national examination certificate
* Copies of secondary school transcripts (the last 3 years)
* Copies of other training certificates/diplomas (if any)
* Copy of national ID
* Two passport-size color photographs
* Letter of motivation written in English by the applicant him/herself
* Two recommendation letters in English or French
Application deadline: August 30, 2019
The application should be submitted or mailed to the Office of the Registrar, PIASS
P.O. Box 619, Huye – Rwanda
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Dr. Kazuyuki Sasaki
Head of the Department of Peace and Conflict Studies
Protestant Institute of Arts and Social Sciences (PIASS)
Support to PIASS Peace Club – new Committee elected
A general assembly of the PIASS Peace Club (PPC) conducted an election of a new committee on July 14.. On July 28, a session was held with members of the outgoing and the incoming committees to prepare the handover process. The official handover will occur in the next General Assembly on August 18, 2019. Among the activities that the outgoing committee will pass to the incoming one are workshops on ‘peace related concepts’ — for members of the peace clubs in the Buhimba Secondary School and in the PIASS campus in Karongi — and a study trip to Burundi.
Student Trauma First Aid Training Project
Ahead of the PIASS Commemoration of lecturers and students killed on PIASS campus during the 1994 Genocide against Tutsi, CRASPD, in collaboration with the PIASS PEace Club, conducted a Trauma First Aid Refresher Training on April 29 to 30, 2019, with an aim to refresh and update the knowledge and skills of the student Mental Health Advisors who had been trained in 2017 and 2018. These skills are acquired to be able to help people with emotional crises during genocide commemoration events. The trainer, Therese Uwitonze, a clinical psychologist at Mental Health Dignity Foundation (MHDF, http://mhdf-rwanda.website2.me/) reviewed some basic concepts with the participants and gave them many opportunities to practice approaches and techniques to support people who are in emotional turmoil. Towards the end of the training, the participants, in collaboration with the trainer and members of the PIASS Red Cross Club, formed support teams who would be on duty with different tasks during the commemoration event at PIASS. More about the Student Trauma First Aid Training project can be found in an article that is in press and will soon be published as part of a Colloquium documentation.
BA in Peace Building and Development
The Honors Bachelor Degree Course in Peace Building and Development is the first academic program offered by the Department of Peace and Conflict Studies at PIASS.
We offer short certificate courses for peace and development practitioners, community and religious leaders, and others concerned with sustainable peace and development.
Workshop on Peace Related Concept for Peace Club Committees
Upon request of the PIASS Peace Club, CRASPD held a workshop on peace related concepts with 14 members of Peace Clubs at Buhimba Secondary School, PIASS Karongi Campus, and the ‘mother’ PIASS (Huye) Peace Club, on the weekend June 29-31, 2018 at the Huye Campus. It was facilitated by the CRASPD Peace Officer, Floriane Niyungeko, and Assistant Coordinator, Muvunyi Serge. In conclusion, all three peace clubs drafted a tentative activity plan which they will now develop further in communication with the members of each club.