Youth selected from five communities in the Greater Accra Region received training on peacebuilding and community development.
The project organized by ROAJELF-GHANA, trained about 25 youth members to become ambassadors to their communities.
The Non Governmental Organization launched the project in Accra to mark its the International Youth Day celebrations.
Addressing participants, the leader of the selected youth groups, Mr. Umar Adamu entreated them to preach peace in their respective communities.
He said as peace ambassadors, there is a need to ensure peaceful co-existence among the people irrespective of one’s background or religious and political affiliations.
On his part, a law student at the University of Ghana, Mr. Haruna Rashid Mohammed urged the youth to be law abiding.
According to him, the youth have the responsibility to ensure the laws of the land are enforced.
This he said, can be achieved by helping the law enforcement agencies in discharging their duties.
Mr. Hector Wuff, a customer service expect who spoke on the business point of view, encouraged the youth to engage in entrepreneurship training programs in other to become self sufficient and create more jobs in their communities.
Advising the youth on the need to champion youth development and peacebuilding in their communities, the assembly man for Adabraka North Electoral area, Mr. Abdul- Mumuni charged them to ensure peace and peaceful coexistence wherever they find themselves.
Communities participated in the training includes Nima, Kanda, Adabraka and Accra Newtown.
Organización no gubernamental (ONG) Reseau Ouest Africain des Jeunes Femmes Leaders – ROAJELF is a French abbreviation for West African Network of Young Female Leaders) was launched in February 2009 in Senegal under the auspices of the ECOWAS Gender Development Centre.
This initiative is intended for the efforts of public and private services of member countries to empower, support and promote young female leadership in West Africa.
It aims at creating an enabling platform for dialogue on changes in activities and actions for the advancement of gender equality particularly around social issues such as reproductive health, human rights, education especially for the girl-child, and many others that confront the growing African girl.
ROAJELF currently has its headquarters in Dakar, Senegal at the ECOWAS Gender Development Centre and country focal points in all ECOWAS member States and this is the page for ROAJELF Ghana.