P.E.A.C.E. (Peace Education, Arts and Culture Empowerment)
The project is aimed at reaching at least 200 secondary school students in the Niger delta region of Nigeria, Warri, Delta State specifically. The project seeks to use the tool of arts and culture to create awareness and the need for peaceful interreligious co-existence in the region amongst students who are emerging leaders. The project participants will be selected from seven different schools. They will have classes in Basic easy writing and also Creative arts skills. After classes a competition will be announced among the participants for a prize in the categories of the best peace essay writer and best creative art student. The project will be summarized with a one day summit where the winners will be awarded the prizes in two categories, with a cultural dance troupe competition amongst the seven schools and with three key lectures on Peace building & tolerance skills, Academics & Life building skills, Good governance and basic leadership lectures, including the importance of culture in peace building.
The project have commenced and what we did this week was to buy the Arts materials and also contact the schools that will participant.
The schools just resumes, so activities are coming on gradually, but the students are excited about the project.
By next week we would have full details of the project.