Emmanuel Lesiri Ole Sayiorry

Since returning to Kenya, I have been working on ad hoc basis with Daystar University in Nairobi. I have helped them developed a diploma level (not degree) program on Conflict Transformation and Peacebuilding. If approved by the University Senate, the program will be launched in May, 2008.

Daystar does not have a peacebuilding specialist, so I envision becoming the focal person once these programs are launched.

I have also been volunteering with other small organizations in the country. I help some to train the community members on issues like sustainable development, resource mobilization, conflict transformation, etc.

I have also been involved with evangelism and preaching the gospel. I brought together a group of  great pastors from different denominations and we have been visiting high schools and churches teaching and preaching on salvation, reconciliation and peace. The high school students have been greatly motivated, not only by our peace and reconciliation message, but also by academic achievement given my background.

If God gives me life, I envision continuing working on these three main areas: preaching/advancing the Good News of the Gospel; teaching and working for peace/conflict transformation; and reducing poverty.