Landry Nintereste was just nine years old when civil war broke out in Burundi. As he grew up in the shadow of violence, his wish to support the Burundian peace process was strong. In 2007 together with other students he set up the Amahoro Youth club to build peace and resist violence and manipulation.
The peace clubs are also a place where young people can develop their own practical ideas for how to achieve a more peaceful, tolerant and democratic society in Burundi. The young peacebuilders share this with their peers, families and communities and with a wider audience through radio shows. In 2014 APD completed a peace education project across 10 secondary schools in five provinces, working with 10 teachers and reaching 595 pupils.
APD is one of three members of the new Grow Peace Fund and supported by Peace Direct.