Camp for Peace Liberia with support from the United Nations Alliance of Civilization (UNAOC) through its Youth Solidarity Fund (YSF) has concluded a week non-violence intensive training of trainers’ workshops for 125 Behavioral Change Ambassadors on the need for peaceful elections in Liberia. The training which started on June 12 was simultaneously conducted at various high schools including the Payensville Community High School, the Paynesville Central Academic, Special Project High School, the St. Matthew Lutheran High School and the Nathan E. Gibson High School.
According to the founder and Executive Director of Camp for Peace Liberia, Mr. B. Abel Learwellie, the objective of the training is to enhance the capacity of youths in and out of school on conflict prevention and dispute management especially in the hot spot areas of Monrovia. He said the training is also meant to build the skills and increase the knowledge of youths to enable them train more youths in conflict prevention and dispute management.
For his part, the YSF Coordinator at Camp for Peace Liberia, Mr. Philip Quoqui, urged his fellow youths to ensure that young people exhibit the highest ethical standards and conduct themselves in a manner that would promote peaceful elections. He urged participants to use the knowledge and skills acquired effectively to promote non-violence in the coming elections. He therefore called on the participants not to allow politicians to use their potential to commit any act of violence during these elections. Mr. Quoqui concluded by appealing to Liberia youth to help ensure that the coming election is violence free.