Peace Initiative Network (PIN)
Peace Initiative Network (PIN) is an NGO based in Kano, Nigeria. Its mission is to prevent and manage violent conflict through advocacy and awareness-raising campaigns. PIN was established in 2004, with the goal of promoting peace and development in Nigeria.
PIN regularly organises and hosts seminars, workshops and sport events. It aims to:
- Promote interaction between stakeholders from a variety of backgrounds, in order to help strengthen a peaceful society in Nigeria.
- Organise sport events as a tool to develop friendships among young people from different ethnic, cultural and religious backgrounds.
- Improve young people’s leadership, problem solving and critical thinking skills to give them the opportunity to become responsible future leaders.
One of the sucess projects is the Peace Club project for young people. The general principle of the Peace Club is to bring about a change in awareness and patterns of thought that will lead to a change in the behaviour of young people. This will result in a way of living where the values of mutual respect, fairness, teamwork, discipline and tolerance for others will become a reality, and a society that regards peace as a state of mind, a chosen value, a norm and a way of life. Currently, the Peace Club has more than 8,000 members in 60 schools and colleges in four states in Nigeria (Kano, Gombe, Plateau and Kaduna).