Kids Peace Club launched in Kpando

By A.B. Kafui Kanyi, GNA     

Ho, Oct. 25, GNA – The Open Dove Children’s
Foundation (ODOCEF) and KidsRights, child focused Non-Governmental
Organizations have launched Kids Peace Club in the Kpando Municipality of the
Volta Region.

The launch followed the execution of “Think
Child, Think Peace” project in the 2016 general elections, which saw over
12,500 children marched throughout the country for peace at the polls.

Mr Joseph Amoaku Ansah, Director, ODOCEF said
the Club would run in primary and junior high schools to prepare children to
contribute to the “peace table”.

Mr Edmund Kudjo Atta, District Chief Executive
of North Dayi, said the peace club was a “stitch in time” against the closure
of schools for conflicts in communities and commended the organizations for the
foresight.

He said peace and development moved together
and underscored the need for individuals to develop inner peace and grow it
into societal peace for community development.

Mr Divine Kwame Gati, Kpando Municipal
Director of Social Welfare and Community Development, said efforts of the two
organizations would help promote safer environment for children and the
protection of their rights.

Mr Elvis Dzankpo, Kpando Municipal Chief
Executive, said the initiative would deepen peace in the Municipality and
stated the readiness of the Assembly to support the Club.

Mr Enoch Opare Minta, Project Development
Manager, ODOCEF, said the Kids Peace Club programme would be run on modules
such as “appreciating your background,” “appreciating others’ background,”
“Building rapport in interpersonal situations,” “Communication across persons”
and “acknowledging and appreciating people’s destiny”.

GNA

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