Youth Forum: IYSS up for Youth Summer School Camp in Bissau

Tuesday, June 20, 2017

The International Youth Summer School of Peace Ambassadors – The Gambia (PAG), an international organization focusing on youth and peace in the country are gearing up for Youth Summer School camp scheduled for August 2017 in Guinea Bissau.

The summer school camp is an annual event organized by the organization and this year is the 11th edition of IYSS slated for the 4 to 13 August 2017 in Guinea Bissau, with the theme “IN THE SEARCH OF PEACE FOR AFRICA”.

Established and nurtured in The Gambia on 17 May 2001, the organization has functioning chapters in all the administrative regions of The Gambia and two in Senegal, both in the North and South and a chapter in Guinea Bissau.

Yankuba Manjang, Executive Secretary of Peace Ambassadors – The Gambia, said the organization has over the years successfully organised the International Youth Summer School on peace which gathers young people and people working with youths to acquire knowledge and skills needed to develop an aptitude for peace building, to discuss issues affecting them and map out strategies for resolving them.

“The school aims to enhance political and cultural tolerance that contributes to the socio-economic empowerment of all people and promotes the value of life towards the realisation of the culture of peace and non-violence for the children of the world,” he said. 

It equips young people with the necessary skills needed to promote the culture of peace and non-violence as well as promotes international cooperation, friendship and understanding for the integration of young people of Africa.

He noted that the school has become a training ground for young people of Africa from the armed and security forces, youth activists, social workers, civil society agents, and young entrepreneurs.

“It has trained over 800 people both within and outside The Gambia on different aspects of peace and its related ideologies.”

He said this 11th edition of the International Youth Summer School on peace is expected to attract 150 young people and people working with youth.

He disclosed that the fee for the school is D2000 only which includes; transportation, feeding, accommodation and resource materials. 

Author: Sulayman Ceesay