On the second day of her October 26-27 visit to northern Montenegro, Ambassador Uyehara spoke at the closing event of an U.S. Embassy Democracy Commission-funded project about preventing youth radicalization in three northern municipalities implemented by ForumMNE.
#USpartnerMNE Today we are in #Berane, discussing tolerance & cooperation with youth from #Rozaje, #Plav and #Berane @ForumMNE pic.twitter.com/ALh8MqNJNG
— US Embassy Podgorica (@USEmbassyMNE) October 27, 2017
The Ambassador discussed tolerance and mutual respect with 60 program participants, who are high school students from Rozaje, Plav, and Berane, and stressed the importance of countering radical behavior among youth.
#USpartnerMNE What is #extremism? How to oppose #radical behavior? How to use community work to spread #tolerance and #cooperation? Today Ambassador Uyehara talked with high school students from Plav, Rozaje and Berane to discuss their impressions of the project implemented by ForumMNE with the support of our Embassy over the past year. Thumbs up 👍🏻👍🏻👍🏻 for young leaders from #Rozaje #Plav & #Berane 📢📢 Their thoughts and motivation make us hopeful about future. 😊🇺🇸🇲🇪
The project included a series of trainings for youth to help them learn about mutual respect and tolerance, as well as how to identify and handle radical and extreme behavior. The students then organized a series of activities in their local communities raising awareness about the need to fight radical extremism through networking and campaigning. At the event in Berane, they presented the best examples of their community activities.