October 1, 2022
[FILES] Ghana flag. PHOTO: iStock / Gerhard Pettersson
Heavenly Culture, World Peace, Restoration of Light (HWPL) at a training programme held recently empowered over 190 peace educators from Ghana and Nigeria.
Tagged: “HWPL Peace Development Forum: Graduation Ceremony Of Peace Educator Empowerment Training in Western Africa,” the eight-week programme aimed at solving the dearth of moral education and social activities in schools as a result of COVID-19 and also teaching young people peace initiatives in an era of war.
In his address, Chief Branch Manager, HWPL Southern Seoul and Gyeonggi Branch, Jeong Hoi Hyeon, said: “The students who receive peace education will acquire tireless volunteerism and the spirit of devotion and through this, Western Africa will emerge as a region of peace devoid of sufferings or discrimination.”
Also, the Programme Officer of Partners for Peace in the Niger Delta and one of the graduates, Ottih Rosecolette Ihuoma, disclosed that she is now collaborating with six government schools in Rivers State to teach the pupils peace education and to spread the message of peace, aside working to make the state government include HWPL Peace Education in the state’s schools curriculum.
Jenny La from HWPL Africa who is in charge of the programme said: “HWPL Africa team will implement a large-scale of Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) signed with organisations that hope to work for peace building in Africa and also to urge government agencies to participate in their programmes.
Meanwhile, HWPL has signed MoUs with 242 institutions and schools around the world, and a Memorandum of Association (MoAs) with 13 countries to prepare for peace education at the governmental level.
The group further noted that its programme has been conducted in Western Africa for the second time this year and participants have submitted more than 160 proposals that will help expand the scope of the programme that will be implemented in the second half of the year.
It further noted that 234 graduates from 104 organisations and institutions graduated from its training programme in 2021, and that the graduates have prepared and implemented peace education programmes for 101 sessions in 49 organisations and institutions in Nigeria and Ghana.
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