The AK Shalom for Justice and Peace at the Catholic University of Eichstätt-Ingolstadt awards the Shalom Prize to two projects in Tanzania this year, the fortieth anniversary of its existence.
Prize Project 1: Project to tackle school violence in Tanzania in the Rulenge-Ngara and Mwanza regions.
Born in 1964, Felista Tangi, an educator, wrote her doctoral thesis on the impact of school violence on students‘ performance and skills development. In response to the alarmingly high rates of students being subjected to corporal punishment and violence in the school context by teachers and fellow students, she founded a non-violent and inclusive Secondary School in Nyashishi, in Mwanza Province, Tanzania, together with fellow sisters from the Teresina Sisters order.
Prize Project 2: Pippi House for Girls in Arusha
The Pippi House Foundation for Girls is the only women’s shelter in the Tanzanian city of Arusha. The name suggests the shelter’s character as a place of refuge by picking up the Swahili word for sweets „Pippi“ – the women’s shelter as a sweet in a bitter, hard life.