A short history on the establishment
CEEDECO (Centre D'encadrement et D'etudes pour le Developpement Communautaire) was estblished on 09 september 1997 when Mr Eric Lukemya Wa Mwenge was 25 years old. He had the vision to address conflicts between ethnic groups in order to restore social bonds between communities, and rebuild trust among ethnic groups for their development in Uvira, Fizi, Walungu, and Mwenga territories. The main ideas was to involve natives of these areas into the program. The initiative was welcomed by 11 people who decided to engage into the creation of a center for mentoring and eduction. This step was not without risks, sacrifices and energy and brave minds…
CEEDECO is a non for profit making organisation, non political, non religious, nor ethnic-oriented one. CEEDECO is a peacebuilding, community-based, human rights promoting structure open for both local and international contributions.
11 Men and women from different ethnic groups in the south kivu war-torn apart region, namely:
Is to build a peaceful, fair and healthy society for women, children, elderly people, families, people living with handicap and other marginalized groups including minotities in conflict and post conflicts areas.
Promoting community and humanitarian leadership through mass education, training activities, reflection and meeting spaces, mentoring, coaching and supervision of individuals and groups including sensitization, and practical assistance and caritative actions to victims of wars and other forms of violence and social injustices, such as assisting victims of torture, domestic violence, discriminated people and support to groups whose basic rights have been violated systematically or not the main target being the Civil Society Organisations (CSOs), individuals, community networks and local leaders in areas where CEEDECO is operational.