Bulama Bukarti, a Muslim lawyer from Kano State in northern Nigeria, explains how our programme supporting leaders in Nigeria has helped him become an advocate for peace.
One thing we wanted from the [Institute] was to help us with better training methods, better project management, build the skills of the facilitators, not just to be able to deliver their message more effectively and impactfully, but to help them with even better content.
Nurudeen Lemu Development Initiative of West Africa
I think that looking at what [the Institute] is doing in Nigeria is unprecedented… There is no other group apart from the Tony Blair Institute doing this training.
Father Atta Barkindo The Kukah Centre
The course was an eye-opener. It empowered us with relevant skills and ideas on the contemporary challenges of our society. It also changed my mindset on the student-teacher relationship and, most importantly, on how to use dialogue for a better, peaceful coexistence.
Training-the-trainer course participant
I want to inform you that what I learned from these modules changed my perceptions and my life entirely. Not only that, I used these modules in changing perceptions of more than 700 people, both male and female.
Participating Muslim leader
...when I go back I will integrate some of the imams and pastors… What is the first problem we face when we go back? Some of us will say ‘this one burned my house’ and ‘this one take my items from my house’ – this one, this problem, we will face it, I know it, so I will try to solve this problem before it happens.
Course Participant Egypt