Do not be discouraged when things do not go as you had planed, because what is not possible today, will be possible tomorrow. But remember, Big vision requires Big Dream, Big Dream requires Big Action and Big Action requires Big Commitment.
My name is Eric NIRAGIRA,Founder President of the Training center for development of ex-combatants. I took part in the war in our country,Burundi. After combat, I continued my studies and created CEDAC in order to share experiences with other ex-combatants, and analyse together how we can prevent them in future and say "Never again". Briefly,my commitment was to show them that we can promote change by using our own contibution through peace consolidation and development program. We sensitize people in putting back small arms and taking part in their collection. Many collection operation of small arms have taken place in Burundi since 2005. The second program is to fight poverty by the promotion of micro-projects among community members, with donor support. So far we have 25,000 members coming from various armed mouvments. Closing, I welcome help from everyone who wants to join us in this initiative of reconstruction of our world. Thanks.
If you would like to know more about CEDAC's work, please visit our website at http://www.cedac.webs.com/