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Triple-D Foundation engages students and teachers on peace-building, gender-based violence

Dec 4, 2014, 10:28 AM | Article By: Abdou Rahman Sallah

Triple-D Foundation recently held a weeklong engagement on HIV, gender-based violence, drug abuse and peace-building, targetingstudents and teachers from ten schools in the Kanifing Municipal Council, through ”The Youth Dialogues of Peace Project” at a programme held at Tango Conference Hall.

Dr Lawrence Owoyemi, director of Triple-D Foundation, gave a brief background of the foundation, saying it aims at supporting young people, especially school-going children, who are the leaders of tomorrow.

He emphasised the need for students to respect their parents and teachers, who play pivotal roles in developing their lives to become more responsible.

According to him, the seminar would serve as a catalyst to bring about social and cultural harmony, peaceful co-existence, tolerance and respect for the rights of others among youth and schoolchildren. He urged all participating students at the seminar to share the knowledge gained with their colleagues who could not attend.

Jeremiah Nicholas Jatta, publicity secretary at Triple D-Foundation, said the three Ds stand for ‘Self-Discipline, Self-Discovery and Self-Development’, which forms the basis upon which Triple-D Foundation was founded.

The objective is to promote peace at local, national and global level through the programme and activities of the foundation.

Lamin Jarju, a law student of the University of The Gambia, who coordinated the workshop, spoke at length on the importance of the seminar, saying a thorough knowledge of fundamental human rights is crucial to the development of a peaceful society.

Triple-D Foundation Counseling and Financial manager Elizabeth Olayinka charged all the participating schools to go back and launch peace movements with the aim of spreading the message of peace, self-discipline, self-development, self-discovery, tolerance, nonviolence, respect for human rights and pursuance of academic excellence in school.