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Peace Ambassadors holds graduation ceremony

May 22, 2012, 1:40 PM | Article By: Halimatou Ceesay

Peace Ambassadors -The Gambia, a peace education and advocacy organization, on Friday held its 6th graduation ceremony of its peace education programme and the 2nd national youth leadership training programme held at the Joint Officers Mess in Kotu.

“PAG has transformed the lives of many people due to the numerous training they offer them ranging from understanding peace and conflict, communication skills, human rights, gender perspective in peace building, conflict resolution and the role of security/stakeholders in peace,” said Fabakary Kalleh, executive secretary of the PAG.

Kalleh told graduands that Peace Ambassadors, as an organization, is committed to contributing to the development of the country.

He expressed hope that the graduates would be going home as agents of positive change in their societies, because the training would make a lot of impact in their lives.

For his part, Lamin Sanyang, president of the PAG, challenged the graduates to believe and have faith in the vision of the organization.

He also stated that they must choose to remember the fundamental instruments of peace and leadership, dialogue and understanding, tolerance and forgiveness, freedom and democracy.

For his part, Abdou F.B. Boye, programme coordinator of the PAG, said this year’s recruitment process started in May 2011 after making a call for registration.

Five modules were covered during the training, including understanding conflict, peace education and non-violence, gender perspective in peace building, human rights, and role of stakeholders.