Camp for Peace Liberia with support from the United Nations Alliance of Civilization (UNAOC) through its Youth Solidarity Fund (YSF) is conducting a week 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 is simultaneously taking place 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.
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.
Providing an overview of the training, Mr. J. Lazarus Flomo, the lead trainer, said the model of the training is designed to serve youth of all ages and educational status. He name topics such as communication skills, violence & nonviolence, prejudice reduction, stereotype as some of the topics that are taught during the one week of training.