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Young people around the world have often been the victims of war and conflicts. Their energies are source and often used to front violent acts and conflicts.

Recent studies have found a significant correlation between large youth cohorts and political instability and violence. A large pool of young people do not need to be destabilizing, however if young people- particularly young men - are uprooted, intolerant, jobless, and have few opportunities for positive engagement, they represent a ready pool of recruits for ethnic, religious, and political extremists seeking to mobilize violence.In many developing countries, young people are coming of age in societies that lack stable government, economic growth, or basic material and physical security. In such circumstances, youth often turn away from the authority and ideology of older generations and seek to mobilize their own generation in search of solutions.

In Ghana the youth have been directly involved in political, chieftaincy and ethnic conflicts which occurred at Bawku, Alavanyo-Nkunya, Kokomba-Nanumba, Anloga, Yendi and Buipe. This can be extremely positive. In many places young people have been powerful forces for constructive change.In Serbia, young people played a key role in toppling Milosevic, and were instrumental in producing democratic revolution in Slovakia, Georgia, and the Ukraine.

The Peace Fellowship Network International (PFNI) is currently being established in all Tertiary Institutions and Senior High Schools across the country-Ghana and other African countries. The students will be involved in various programs, training and projects that are developed on the ideology of peace.Some of the programs and projects to be embarked on include:

  • Essay and Debate competitions (local and international)
  • UN Peace Day Celebrations and Peace Week
  • International and National Peace and Leadership Conferences
  • Workshops and Seminars on the MDGs
  • Annual National Peace Awards
  • Community Based Projects (voluntary programmes)
  • Climate Change and Sustainability
Training will be offered periodically for members of the Peace Fellowship Network and other students in the areas of:

ª Conflict Analysis and Prevention Skills
ª Mediation Skills
ª Conflict Resolution
ª Good Governance
ª Democracy
ª Public Accountability and Service among others

Certificates will be awarded to participants who undergo the training to PEACE FELLOWS.
An Advisory Board is being constituted with membership drawn from elders in the town or community and the institution to offer support and advice to the Fellowship.It is strongly believed that there can be a total peace one day if the younger generation is empowered to know what constitute peace and its significance so they can invest their youthful energies in the making of peace instead of conflict and wars.For, the greatest assets that give birth to PEACE are the willingness to GIVE and FORGIVE which is Individual Tolerance.

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Organizations, groups, associations, and individuals that share in our vision can register to be a member of the our Network or write to us for partnership

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Volunteer Opportunities: click here for more details

Volunteers (both local and foreign) are needed to between September 2010 and May-August 2011 in the Northern, Upper East, Upper West, Volta and Ashanti Regions. Areas of operation: 1. Teaching in the basic schools, Junior and Senior High Schools.2. Embarking on community peace education3. Supervision and or formation of Peace Fellowship Networks.for more information write to info@afcopb.org or afcopb@gamil.com
International Applicants, click here to down load application form
Residents of Ghana , click here to download application form

NB: completed forms should be sent to info@afcopb.org or afcopb@gamil.com before August 30, 2010 click here for more details

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