Group advocates youth peace initiative with drama
Text by Dickson S. Adama, Kaduna
ANon Governmental Organization (NGO) under the aegis of AlfaCare Organization has said it wants to work with the Kaduna State government in order to foster peace in every nook and crannies of the state, adding that it has already commenced youth peace initiative through drama.
The National Coordinator of the NGO, Hassan A. Abubakar, said that there is no alternative to peace if any meaningful development must be achieved in any society, noting that it must be an action agenda rather than a mere slogan.
He said the organization engages in conflict resolution and peace building advocacies among youths, democracy and good governance and health awareness among other activities centered on peace.
Abubakar said the organization with the support of the Nigeria Stability and Reconciliation Programme (NSRP) a DFID programme has embarked on capacity building for relevant stakeholders on peace, sensitization on peace through a drama program titled ‘Our Neighbour’ and awareness creations through strengthening peace.
“We have a 30 minutes drama programme on different television stations aimed at preaching peace and education through drama and we have been doing it without any support from the government. We intend to intensify it and we have also held capacity building for traditional rulers, and youths to educate them on peace related issues and how all hands must be on deck to ensure peace at all times,” he said.