GAP Health Foundation inspires ideals of peace among young people in Asuboi
The GAP Health Aid Foundation, in partnership with Seek Life Charity Foundation, engaged the youth of Asuboi in Ayensuano District to inspire them with the essence of peacekeeping for uninterrupted community development.
The event, which was supported by the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) Ghana, was part of the activities marking the International Day of Peace 2021, under the global theme ‘Recover better for a fair world and sustainable ”.
In Ghana, the day was celebrated with the theme: “The Road to Sustainable Peace: Harnessing the Power of Youth for Peace and Security”.
Grassroots schoolchildren, traditional authorities, representatives of political parties and young people from Asuboi participated in the event, which was announced by a float through the streets of the city of over 7,000 inhabitants.
The floats, dressed in white outfits, danced to loud music and carried signs, some of which read: “No peace, no good health, we want a peaceful nation, peace is everything and no peace no ‘education”.
Addressing the rally, Ms. Georgina Akua Padi, Executive Director of the GAP Health Aid Foundation, described peace and security as essential commodities that should be frequented by every member of the community.
She said that peace and security should begin at home and instructed parents and guardians to often do their utmost to build peaceful homes for the full and balanced development of their children.
“I always say that peace begins at home, if the house is not peaceful, and there are always rivalries and quarrels between father and mother, it affects the child,” she said. declared, who could grow up with such violent traits in society.
She added that peacekeeping was a collective responsibility, stressing: “Peace is an essential good. It is the cornerstone of the development of every nation, it comes with positive thinking, unity and collaboration.
She urged teachers, religious leaders, political and non-political actors to often embrace united values that would help young people to live and feed themselves for generations and for sustainable socio-economic growth.
Reverend Eric Amo, executive director of Seek Life Charity Foundation, a non-governmental organization seeking to help the less privileged to have the privilege of better care and love, noted that most young people engage in community violence. and had no respect for the elderly.
He mentioned that pockets of violence and theft were often reported in Asuboi town and its surrounding villages, but because the community of Asuboi, although numbering nearly 10,000, did not have a post. police, the perpetrators often went unpunished.
Reverend Amo said that the celebration of World Day of Peace by the two non-governmental organizations on October 1 was aimed at strengthening the ideals of peace and stimulating the spirit of unity and unity among young people.
He stressed the need to continue to engage communities on peace and security issues, but noted that the two local foundations working to maintain security in the region needed support for lasting engagement to ensure a uninterrupted local development.
Young people were discouraged from political fanaticism and encouraged to take advantage of Ghana’s religious, cultural and traditional diversity to promote community love and peaceful coexistence.
“Let us continue to maintain peace and seek development, let us avoid partisan policies which tend to provoke unnecessary and unprovoked rivalries and tensions,” said Nana Yaa Asantewaa, Queen Mother of Asuboi.
She said that development and peace should be the priority of all Ghanaian citizens who must avoid undermining each other for selfish gains.
“You cannot build or stay where there is no peace. Let us firmly hold on to the peace that already exists to build our community, ”added Nana Ohene Kwadwo, Kyedomhene of Asuboi.
He called for individual and organizational support to complete the Asuboi police station to strengthen peace and security.
“Asuboi has a population of over 700 and there are about seven or eight neighboring communities, which are also big cities, but there is no police station, if we get a police station, it will help. to maintain peace and security, ”he said.