Group ad­vo­cates youth peace ini­tia­tive with drama

Daily Trust - - YOUTHVILLE -

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.

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