Youth organisations organise forum on peace building
Tuesday, May 22, 2012
youth organisations including Service For Peace, Peace Ambassadors, Global
Youth Innovation Network (GYIN) Gambia and the National Patriotic Students’
Association (NAPSA), recently held a one-day forum on peace building at the
Sukuta Health Centre, Kombo North District, West Coast Region.
The forum, organised by the Service For Peace in partnership with GYIN Gambia and Peace Ambassadors, brought together participants from the four mentioned youth organisations and is meant to nuture the promotion of peace among young people.
Addressing the participants, Sally Savage, a nurse at the Sukuta Health Centre, hailed the youth organisations for coming up with such an idea of bringing youths together to discuss peace building.
Madam Savage, whose ambition has always been to render support to young people, advised the participants to be peace loving and to maintain good relationship between and among youth groups. “Youths are the future leaders of any nation; therefore the existence of peace among youth groups is vital in the development of the country,” she remarked.
Lamin Darboe, secretary general of the Sukuta Village Development Committee, told the youth that they should be exemplary in any development programme. He advised them to continue their engagement in voluntary activities, which he said will pay dividend in future.
Cham, Justice for Peace alias JP, also tasked the youth to engage in activities
that will be recognised by people and not to only hold meetings for the shake
of coming together. “Discipline and good morals should be the first foundation
for youths,” he said. He also advised them to take their education seriously
and to work hard.
The national coordinator of SFP, Cherno Cham; Sulayman Ceesay of GYIN Gambia; and Babucarr Samba of the Peace Ambassadors, all dilated on their respective organisation’s mission and activities towards the promotion of peace among the youth.
Author: Meita Touray